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14A(14A) Violence, Coarse Language


Drama. Based on the book 'I Heard You Paint Houses' by Charles Brandt. A former hitman (Robert De Niro) reflects on his years working for a notorious mobster (Joe Pesci) and his friendship with Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino).

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions; infrequent use of ethno-cultural slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence – blood and some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in recreational and historical contexts

Thematic elements

  • Greed and corruption
  • Power and control
  • Revisiting the past

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and violence

Classification date

October 29, 2019