12 Rounds (2009) Poster


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MPAA Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action

Sex & Nudity

  • A man and a woman kiss passionately.
  • We see a brief video of a woman dancing suggestively. Lasts 2-3 seconds.
  • A man tells his girlfriend, "I have 10 minutes," his girlfriend says, "it only takes you 2" and he replies, "It's a strong 2" (implying a sexual encounter).
  • Two women wearing skimpy outfits (revealing cleavage, bare legs, bare abdomens and hips) are evacuated from a hotel. Lasts about 4-5 seconds.

Violence & Gore

  • Some explosions. A man dies in one.
  • Destruction of property.
  • Some people have bloody scrapes on their faces.
  • A few bloody dead bodies are seen.
  • While riding in a van, a man brutally stabs another man in the stomach, killing him. No blood shown. Moments later to other dead men in the van are shown.
  • A man fires several shots at two police officers and one officer returns fire. Another officer is hit but not seriously injured
  • A man falls to his death.
  • A man shoots two security guards. Minimal blood.
  • A woman is held hostage, is strapped with a bomb, and is threatened at gun point.
  • In a separate incident, a man shoots at a police officer and an FBI agent, hitting the agent.


  • "F*ck" is said twice (unrated version only). PG-13 version "f*ck" is said once.
  • "Sh*t" is said six times.
  • "*ss" is said five times.
  • "H*ll" is said three times.
  • "B*tch" is said four times.
  • "Godd*mn" is said five times.
  • F word is said 3 times ( unrated Version )

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • People drink beer at a bar and pool hall.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Most of the movie is very intense.
  • The general idea of hostage might frighten some viewers.
  • In most of the early "rounds", characters must drive through the city at extremely fast speeds to start and finish on time.
  • Several of the rounds involve potential death if the task is failed which might frighten viewers.

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