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14A(14A) Coarse Language, Violence


Drama/History. Following the riots at the Democratic Convention in 1968, eight of the organizers (Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Alex Sharp, John Carroll Lynch, Noah Robbins, Danny Flaherty) face charges for conspiracy and inciting a riot.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of profanity, cursing, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in the context of assassinations and skirmishes between protesters and police - some blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking, cannabis use, and alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Protests and civil disobedience
  • Opposition to the Vietnam War
  • Law and justice

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and violence

Classification date

September 24, 2020