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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 buttons her blouse at his demand and shows her bra. She is disgusted throughout, especially when he instructs her to spit on his penis.
  • A 16-year-old girl is implied to be in a romantic relationship and having sex with a 20-plus-year old man.

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.


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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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