14A(14A) Brutal Violence, Coarse Language


War/Drama. Based on the book 'Horse Soldiers' by Doug Stanton. Shortly after September 11, 2001, a dozen US Special Forces soldiers (Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña) enter Afghanistan to work with an Afghan general to fight against the Taliban.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and profanity; infrequent use of vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in a military context, some involving animals - blood and some brutal detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Bravery and heroism
  • Commitment to a purpose
  • Teamwork and dedication

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for brutal violence and coarse language

Classification date

December 14, 2017