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14A(14A) Coarse Language


Crime/Drama. Based on the novel by Jonathan Lethem. In 1950s New York, a private detective (Edward Norton) with Tourette syndrome investigates the murder of his boss (Bruce Willis).

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some is a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapon, and hand-to-hand violence - some blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and illegal drug use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Uncovering the truth
  • Power and greed
  • Corruption

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language, violence, and substance use

Classification date

October 21, 2019