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14A(14A) Coarse Language, Brutal Violence


Action. Based on characters from DC. After breaking up with the Joker, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) must protect a young thief (Ella Jay Basco) from a Gotham crime lord (Ewan McGregor).

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual and developmental slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence – blood and some brutal detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal substance use in a recreational context
  • Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions – no nudity, some detail

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • Independence and self-reliance
  • Trust and solidarity

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and brutal violence

Classification date

January 28, 2020