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MPAA Rated PG-13 for thematic material including some disturbing images, and language

Sex & Nudity

  • Yes, Cadavers are seen partially naked including a topless man.

Violence & Gore

  • A great many violent football hits are shown.
  • A former NFL player who has gone insane uses a taser on his own leg.
  • Several former NFL players commit suicide.
  • The film contains a brief scene of mild violence where a former NFL player lashes out due to his brain damage, but with no details or bloodletting visible.
  • A former NFL player is killed in a fiery car crash.


  • 2 F-words
  • In the film, the characters use the expletive 'f**k' on occasion for emphasis. Other coarse language such as 'damn', 'sh*t' and 'bastard' are also used. Goddamn-2; Hell-1; Damn-1; BS-2; S-2; Bastard-1; A..hole-1

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A lot of talk about NFL players using painkillers, legal and otherwise, to keep themselves in the game.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The film has a very brief scene where an NFL player is seen sniffing a blanket. It is later revealed that the player was sniffing superglue to relieve the symptoms of his brain damage.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • By the end of the film, archival game footage shown of football players taking blows and falling on their heads becomes disturbing with the thought of how they are dangerously injuring their brains.

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