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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material

Sex & Nudity

  • Men fight in a ring with out shirts and in small shorts. Not meant to be sexual.
  • Ring girls are briefly scene a few times and wear small outfits.

Violence & Gore

  • in the Beginning of the movie there is no wrestling and wrestling does not start until around an hour into the movie
  • fights end before they get to violent
  • mild for a MMA movie
  • fights end before it gets intense
  • fighting does not start until around an hour and a half in the movie
  • mild
  • The movie is about martial arts fights but most of the fights are over quick and mild no gore is ever shown


  • The Lord's name is taken in vain several times, including 'Jesus' and 'Oh my God'.
  • Insulting and hurtful words are exchanged by estranged relatives.
  • 'B*stard' is said at least five times.
  • 'Sh*t' is said several times, including some uses of 'bullsh*t'.
  • '*ss' is said a few times.
  • 'H*ll' is said a few times.
  • 'F*ck' is said once and mouthed once, both in non-sexual manners.
  • 'D*mn' is said at least once.
  • 'Godd*mn' is said at least once.
  • Less offensive words including 'idiot' and 'crap' are said.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • An older man who is an alcoholic falls off the wagon and is shown drunk, disoriented, and nearly incoherent. There are empty bottles strewn around a hotel room to show just how much he's had to drink.
  • A character is known to be a pill-popper and is made to relinquish his prescription bottles in a somewhat humorous manner.
  • One man offers another a bottle of alcohol, but is declined.
  • A man drinks liquor from a bottle in front of a recovering alcoholic.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • All of the MMA fight scenes are extremely brutal, especially the final fight.
  • The movie has an overall dark and emotional tone.
  • The themes of bitterness and resentment towards family members are upsetting.
  • Most of the scenes with Nick Nolte's character are quite sad especially the scene where he relapses.
  • The final fight is physically and emotionally intense.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • During a fight, a man screams in pain as another man twists and pills his arm out of its socket.

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