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MPAA Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, some nudity, action violence and brief strong language

Sex & Nudity

  • A male, obese teenager is seen dancing nude in a locker room shower, his buttocks are briefly visible.
  • A raunchy YouTube clip, without nudity, is briefly shown on a computer screen. Our view of the screen is quickly obstructed.
  • There are a few passionately exaggerated kisses between a male and female.
  • The man strips nude in front of a large room of people, and his buttocks are briefly visible.

Violence & Gore

  • Bob throws a grenade under a car, and it explodes.
  • Bob punches a man at a party.
  • There's a large shootout in a parking garage near the end, and several bad guys are seen being shot, mostly bloodlessly. A car crashes into another car.
  • There's a large fight scene in an office building in which Bob fights off several FBI agents, but the fighting is mildly brutal. A man gets pistol whipped in this scene, and another is punched several times and has his face slammed into a fridge door. Bob and Kevin Hart's character then jump out of a window and escape.
  • Many scenes where hand-to-hand combat, explosions and shootouts are shown, but kept from being very frightening by being mixed with humor.
  • Bob and Calvin fight their way through several armed guards while escaping the CIA compound. Not brutal or violent.
  • Bob is shown being questioned while handcuffed to a table. Torture is implied, but not shown. Later we see one of his fingers has been broken and he sets it himself with little discomfort.
  • Bob gets into a brief bar fight with several men, punching and kicking them, and he slams one man's head into a table.


  • 1 use of "fuck", a few dozen uses of "shit", 2 uses of "asshole", and other milder profanities.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Characters are shown drinking alcohol on multiple occasions.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The shootout/fight scene in the office, though funny at times, could be intense for younger viewers.
  • Many mildly intense action scenes, but they're not incredibly intense, and some of them are played for comedy.
  • Most of the action/violence in this film is intense and at times brutal, but it's kept from being too frightening or intense by the comedy, which is almost always present, even during the action.
  • The final fight is pretty brutal.
  • The torture scene may be intense, though it's not graphic or violent.
  • The parking garage shootout is pretty intense.


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

Violence & Gore

  • Two men have a pretty brutal fist fight on a bridge at the end, and one of them is shot in the leg and a small blood spurt can be seen. They continue fighting and one of them kills the other and knocks him off the bridge.
  • Aaron Paul's character is shown blowing up in a gory and bloody way multiple times, offscreen, and blood is seen spattering on walls. However, it is revealed that he faked his death.
  • Calvin is shot by Bob. Blood smears are shown, but Hart's character survives.
  • Aaron Paul's character has his esophagus torn out and it is shown fully, but this is not too gory, and not seen very clearly. Some blood can be seen, and the organ can be seen in The Rock's hand later as a joke.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Aaron Paul's character is shown blowing up in a gory and bloody way multiple times, but this is shown offscreen, and only blood spatters are seen on walls. However, it is revealed that he faked his death.
  • Viewers are led to believe that The Rock's character has betrayed Kevin Hart's character, but however this shown that he did this to maintain his cover.

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