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MPAA Rated R for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference

Sex & Nudity

  • Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling lie in bed together after sex and are viewed from an angle at extreme close up. It is implied that they are nude, we don't see anything other than side breast nudity. No male nudity is present.
  • A young man passionately kisses a young woman, almost leading to sex, but the young man walks away before further sexuality can occur.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is attacked with a crescent wrench and knocked unconscious after a blow to the head. Some blood is shown.
  • Somebody is shot and falls out of a window. Just before falling from the window, he also fires in retribution. After falling from the window, he appears to have been killed instantly as a large pool of blood emerges from his head.
  • A young man brutally beats up another young man, resulting in many cuts and bruises on his face in subsequent scenes.
  • Numerous threats of gun violence (to intimidate others and in the context of multiple bank robberies), including a scene in which a gun is placed inside another character's mouth as a threat. He is unharmed, however.


  • 150 uses of "fuck"
  • Frequent use of strong coarse language.
  • Also contains occasional milder terms such as "shit".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Lots of smoking throughout.
  • Several teens take OxyContin at a party.
  • Two teens sneak out of school to smoke marijuana. They are shown smoking from marijuana pipes.
  • Underage teens smoke marijuana and drink alcohol at a party.
  • Brief drug use and occasional verbal references to illicit drugs. Two young men purchase ecstasy and, consequently, get caught and arrested moments later.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This movie is dark but not as dark compared to other movies.
  • The film deals with themes such as bereavement, injustice, police corruption, delinquency, robberies, threats of gun violence and retribution in a manner that requires a mature perspective. These themes maybe distressing to some viewers.

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