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(II) (2016)

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MPAA Rated R for some strong violence, language throughout and brief sexuality

Sex & Nudity

  • It is implied that a man gropes a woman. This is off camera.
  • Tanner mocks a cashier during a bank robbery by putting a bill between her breasts.
  • The film contains a short sexual scene that depicts a woman straddling a man and thrusting. The scene is blurred in the background and only bare thighs are "visible"... but it is still quite clear what is happening.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is brutally beaten up by another man at a gas station, his head is bashed into a car door and is punched in the face a few times.
  • A man is shot in the face from a distance. Brain matter is seen in his hat.
  • R rated western violence
  • The film contains some scenes of violence depicting characters being killed by weapons that are fired at close range, where bloodshed and bullet wounds are depicted.
  • For example, during a botched robbery, a character is shot several times on the chest and another is shot through the head at point-blank range.
  • In another instance, a man is shot in the head from a distance and later seen with blood pooling beneath his body.


  • Infrequent strong language.
  • 1 use each of the name "Jesus," and of the titles "Christ" and "Lord"; 9 instances of "God."
  • 34 uses of "fuck", 18 uses of "shit", 11 uses of "damn", and 9 uses of "hell."
  • 1 instance of "titties," 1 instance of "pecker," 1 instance of "piss," and 17 combined instances of "bitch" and "bastard."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Alcohol is taken and discussed in the film.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • "Hell or High Water" is a crime drama that revolves around two Texan brothers, Toby and Tanner Howard, who travel from town to town to commit a string of bank robberies. Their crime catches the attention of Marcus Hamilton, a retiring Texas Ranger and his partner, Alberto Parker, who begin tracking down the duo to put an end to their heist.

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