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14A(14A) Gory Brutal Violence


Mandarin-language War/Drama. In 1937, a group of Chinese soldiers defend a warehouse in Shanghai from a siege by the Japanese army.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of vulgar expressions; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, scatological slang, and sexual and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Pervasive portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in a war context, some in a torture context - much blood and detail
  • Infrequent buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in recreational and historical contexts

Thematic elements

  • Perspectives on courage
  • Heroism
  • The Second Sino-Japanese War

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for brutal, gory violence in a historical war context

Classification date

August 20, 2020