14A(14A) Coarse Language


Crime/Comedy. Based on the book by Ron Stallworth. With help from his Jewish partner (Adam Driver), an African-American undercover police officer (John David Washington) becomes an official member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of ethno-cultural and sexual slurs, most in an aggressive context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual language
  • Infrequent depictions and portrayals of violence, some in pictorial and historical contexts - no blood, some graphic detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in recreational and historical contexts

Thematic elements

  • Bigotry and hatred
  • Race relations in America
  • Teamwork and collaboration

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frequent coarse language and some violence

Classification date

July 06, 2018