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

Sex & Nudity

  • At a bar, a homophobic man among a group of four tough guys tells Robbie and Calvin to "jerk each other off in the parking lot". This phrase is said once more after that, but nothing sexual ever occurs between Calvin and Robbie
  • In the beginning of the movie, a male teenager is seen dancing nude in the locker room shower. Only his backside (butt) is seen.
  • A few racy jokes, involving the words "dick", etc.
  • A raunchy YouTube clip, without nudity, is briefly shown on a computer screen. Our view of the screen is quickly obstructed.
  • Pornhub is mentioned.
  • A male coworker talks about a pornographic app. he intends to make. The same character later says to a woman "Show us your t_s!"
  • There are a few passionately exaggerated kisses between a male and female.
  • The Rock strips nude in front of a large room of people, and his butt is briefly shown.
  • During the end credits, outtakes are shown with quick kisses between the two male leads.

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.


  • One obscene hand gesture.
  • Some uses of hell and bitch
  • 1 use of "fuck", 32-47 uses of 'shit', around 10-14 uses of "dick", 15 uses of 'ass' (around 2 used as 'asshole'), also 2-3 uses of "goddamn", 10+ uses of "hell", and at least a few "damns", and one use of "pussy".

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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