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MPAA Rated R for pervasive strong language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use.

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman unzips her skirt to reveal a tattoo on her butt cheek.
  • A man is stripped naked by a couple of goons (nothing critical is seen).
  • A painting of two nude women hangs in Howard's apartment, though it's only seen in the background of some scenes.
  • A couple kisses several times.
  • A woman invites her boyfriend to cuddle with her in bed, she's in her underwear and the scene cuts away once he climbs in.
  • A man attempts to hook up with a woman in a nightclub bathroom, she resists but is implied to give in, until they are quickly interrupted. Very brief and no nudity.
  • Some sexual references.
  • There's a short scene where a man and his girlfriend are texting. Some sexual texts. Later they are shown making out, and they fall onto a couch implying sex. Seen from a distance.
  • A woman is shown wearing lingerie.
  • Sexual references, implied sex, kissing and sexy texts.
  • A woman is laying on a couch wearing lingerie and begins to masturbate, suddenly a fully clothed man walks in and she stops.

Violence & Gore

  • A man gets punched in the throat, and is later hit in the nose and thrown into a fountain. Some bloody tissues are shown in the next scene as his girlfriend cleans him up.
  • A young man is carried out of a mine with a heavily bleeding leg injury. His bones are briefly exposed. Someone pours alcohol on the injury to cleanse it.
  • Howard starts two fights in a nightclub, and several people are punched and manhandled.
  • Two men gang up on a another man, ripping his shirt and knocking him to the ground.
  • Howard starts a fight at his daughter's school, biting one of his opponents and leaving a mark before being forcefully stripped naked and thrown into the trunk of a car.
  • A man has a colonoscopy at the beginning and we see the inside of his colon on the screen as well as a doctor mentioning he has a polyp.


  • Excessive and constant strong language throughout the entire movie.
  • The incessant profanity is a part of the constant tension throughout the movie.
  • 717 swear words in total including 560 uses of "fuck". This is an incredibly profane film overall.
  • 6 uses of "cocksucker"
  • As of its release, "Uncut Gems" is the third most profane film of all time.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Cocaine is mentioned and used very briefly in a club scene.
  • Some drinking, mostly in social settings along with brief smoking.
  • Arno is smokes twice in this movie

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Howard is constantly harassed by a gang of vicious loan sharks who beat him up and steal from him.
  • A man is hung outside of a window by his ankles.
  • This is a VERY stressful, intense, and uncomfortable film, with overwhelming elements such as people constantly shouting over each other, constant loud music, claustrophobic scenarios, and sudden violence.
  • The scene that takes place in the night club is very claustrophobic. Howard and The Weeknd get into a fight, this part is very tense to watch with all of the loud music in the background and indistinct shouting.
  • One of the most claustrophobic scenes in the movie is when Howard is clubbed and thrown into an SUV where he is constantly manhandled and has his clothes taken off by a gang of loan sharks and thrown into the trunk of a car.
  • The scene where Howard tries to get the door open while KG and his friends are stuck in a tight space is extremely tense. The constant yelling and buzzing is incredibly anxious.
  • This is a relentlessly dark and incredibly bleak neo-noir crime-thriller film. It features tons of intense moments and extensive use of extreme profanity throughout, as well as a persistent sense of paranoia, dread and anxiety. It's extremely uncomfortable from beginning to end.
  • The ending is very unexpected and emotionally shocking.
  • The entire film has an uneasy and atmospheric soundtrack that is incredibly anxiety-inducing, which maybe distressing for some, and adds to the film's constant overwhelming tension.
  • The whole film is extremely intense and anxiety inducing


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • A man shoots another man in the face (we see blood spray briefly, blood pools under his head and the camera zooms in on the bloody bullet hole in his face). Then the man shoots another man in the head and we see blood spray briefly.
  • Howard is clubbed in the back as he runs away. We see a large mark later.
  • Howard is held out of a window and threatened to be dropped.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • In the club scene, there is a part where Julia and The Weeknd snort cocaine this is brief and short and it's easy to miss.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Howard Ratner is shot in the face by Phil. Very sudden and could be shocking to some. His brother-in-law, Arno, is also shot by the same guy, more sad than scary or shocking.

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