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MPAA Rated R for language throughout, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman masturbates a terminally ill man, at his request, in order to obtain some information from him. She is disgusted throughout, especially when he instructs her to spit on his penis.

Violence & Gore

  • Several characters are shot during bank heist scenarios. A dead body is seen lying over a large puddle of blood.
  • Two women fight. One is stepped on repeatedly and the other has her face smashed with the butt of a pistol, to bloody result.
  • A woman is grabbed from behind and hit until she collapses. Then, she is kicked while down. In retaliation, she beats her assailant seemingly unconscious with a soap dish.
  • A woman pistol-whips an unaware man into submission, leaving him with lesions on his face.
  • A civilian is shot during a bank heist.
  • A woman crashes her van. She exits with a bloody facial wound.
  • There is sight of a nasty, ultimately fatal stomach bruise.


  • Strong language throughout. 143 uses of "fuck", 1 use of "cunt" (directed at a woman).

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Adult characters drink and smoke throughout. An underage girl (16) drinks and visits multiple clubs and bars with her older boyfriend.
  • There is reference to cocaine. A man snorts a line of cocaine

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A man is pressured into playing 'Russian roulette' with a loaded pistol. This scene is very tense.
  • A tense gunfight breaks out from seemingly nowhere.
  • A civilian is shot during a bank heist.
  • A woman is in pain for the majority of the picture, often struggling to walk.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • The main character performs a sexual act on a sick and dying man in exchange for information. The scene does not feature any nudity but it is explicit and sustained.

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