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14A(14A) Coarse Language, Violence


Crime/Action. In hopes of retiring soon to spend more time with his wife (Michelle Dockery), an American drug lord (Matthew McConaughey) living in the UK attempts to sell his vast enterprise.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, ethno-cultural slurs, and vulgar expressions; infrequent use of profanity and cursing
  • Infrequent use of sexual language and references
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - no nudity, some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, and illegal drug use - some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Greed and corruption
  • Crime and honour
  • Power and control

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frequent coarse language and violence

Classification date

December 17, 2019