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MPAA Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language

Sex & Nudity

  • A man grabs a woman roughly and says that she is pretty. She pulls away.

Violence & Gore

  • Two men are seen fighting in a parking garage while a group of people watch.
  • A man fights another man in a ring while people watch.
  • A woman beats up a group of men at a nightclub.
  • Barney shoots a group of men on a riverbank, killing them all.
  • Barney shoots several men in a darkened room.
  • Doc kills several men with a knife, and guns during the battle.
  • Christmas has a brutal fight with another man that ends when he slices the man with a knife.
  • During the large final battle, Luna and Galgo fight with, and kill, many men, wether through shooting or hand-to-hand combat.
  • There's a lengthy scene in which The Expendables take on an entire army of Stonebanks' men. Lots of explosions, shooting, and fighting, but no blood or gore is present.


  • 'Sh*t' is said at least 16 times.
  • 'B*tch' is said once.
  • The Lord's name is taken in vain several times, 'Christ', 'Jesus', and 'God' are said.
  • 'D*mn' is said nine times and 'godd*mn' is said twice.
  • 'B*stard' is said.
  • '*ss' is said three times and '*sshole' is said three times.
  • 'H*ll' is said seven times.
  • 'F*ck' is said twice in the theatrical cut, including once paired with 'mother' while 'F*ck' is said 4 times in the unrated cut including 2 paired with 'mother'.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Gunner drinks from a flask and acts drunk.
  • Two characters often smoke cigars.
  • The Expendables sit in a bar and drink beer at times.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The fighting sequences in the building towards the end of the movie are very intense.
  • The final fight is very brutal and intense.


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Violence & Gore

  • Two men have a brutal fight in the end, and both characters bleed. One of the combatants gets shot in the shoulder beforehand, but little blood can be seen. It ends when both fire gun at each other, and one's body gets riddled with bullets, and some blood can be seen.
  • There's a massive shootout in Somalia between the Expendables and Stonebanks' troops, and this becomes a truck chase. Lots of shooting, explosions, and overall destruction in this scene. Caesar gets shot in the backs of his legs and falls into water, but his teammates save him.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • One of the Expendables gets seriously injured, and ends up in a hospital. This might upset some viewers.

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