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14A(14A) Brutal Violence, Coarse Language, Substance Abuse


Crime/Drama. Based on the book 'Wiseguy' by Nicholas Pileggi. The life of low-level mobster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), from petty crime in the mid 1950s to his final arrest in the early 80s.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, ethno-cultural slurs, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence - some blood and brutal detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - no nudity, little detail
  • Frequent portrayals of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drug use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Crime and community
  • Navigating relationships
  • Greed

Classification rationale

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

Classification date

November 08, 2019