14A(14A) Violence


Mandarin-language Action/Crime. Based on the film ‘A Better Tomorrow’ (1986). After a drug deal goes bad, a smuggler (Wang Kai) attempts to straighten out his life and repair his relationship with his police officer brother (Ma Tianyu).

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context; infrequent portrayals of illegal drug production in a trafficking context

Thematic elements

  • Fraternal bonds
  • Trust and loyalty
  • Actions and consequences

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence

Classification date

January 16, 2018