14A(14A) Disturbing Content, Violence, Coarse Language


War. During the Vietnam War, an American soldier (Martin Sheen) is ordered to assassinate a rogue colonel (Marlon Brando), and travels with the crew of a patrol boat to reach his destination.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of cursing, profanity, and scatological slang; infrequent use of ethno-cultural and sexual slurs
  • Pervasive portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence - some blood and detail; infrequent portrayals of weapons violence involving animals - much blood and detail
  • Infrequent breast, buttock, and male genital nudity in a non-sexual context - little detail
  • Frequent portrayals of smoking, alcohol, and illegal substance use in a recreational context - some detail

Thematic elements

  • The horrors of war
  • Madness
  • Power and survival

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence, coarse language, and disturbing content

Classification date

August 06, 2019