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MPAA Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, and language

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • A man tortures another man by forcing him to watch his family get blown up by airstrikes. This is seen from a distance in the form of a building exploding. No blood or gore.
  • There is a shootout at night between American military men and Somali pirates.
  • A man empties an entire clip of bullet into another man while he is down.
  • During a car chase scene, a man shoots at cops who are chasing his vehicle.
  • A helicopter pulls in front of a gang of cars and slaughters them mercilessly. There is blood.
  • Harsh action and violence throughout this film. Vehicles are blown up, airstrikes are ordered, people are shot at point-blank range with bloody results and hit over the head with guns.
  • A girl is seen punching one of her classmates in the face five times. She is later seen with cuts and bruises on her face, crying. The other girl has bloody scratch marks and blood on the collar of her shirt.


  • 34 uses of "fuck", Other profanities include multiples uses of "shit", "hell," "ass" and "bitch." Many profanities are heard in Spanish as well, some that are captured with subtitles.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Men teach young teenage boys how profitable trafficking cocaine can be.
  • People (including young boys) smoke cigarettes, as well as drinking hard liquor and beer.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Like the first film, this installment is just as bleak and disturbing with the drug war being the main subject.


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Violence & Gore

  • A man is gagged and has a bag placed over his head. He is taken to a ditch and shot in the head. It is later revealed he survived the ordeal, with the bullet going in one cheek and out the other. He has swollen, bloody wounds on both sides of his face for the rest of the film.
  • A man attempts to kidnap a little girl. He pushes the girl against his truck before getting shot in the head by a different man. There is blood on the car and some on the girl's face.
  • A man gets chased by a car full of Mexican gang members. He throws a grenade into the car and kills the gang members. The results happen at a distance.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • It appears a main character has been killed after he is shot in the head. The ordeal is intense and drawn-out, as he is gagged and dragged out to the desert with a bag on his head. Later, it is revealed he survived with just a bad facial wound. His fight for survival is fairly tense as the injury is severe. He survives.
  • A young girl is kidnapped. She is held hostage but is not hurt by her captors. Later, the US government orders her to be killed. This does not happen.
  • Several scenes depict suicide bombings. In one scene, four men enter a supermarket and blow themselves up. The final man detonates his explosive when a woman and her child are within reach.

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