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14A(14A) Coarse Language, Violence


Dir: Stanley Kubrick. Drama/War. Based on the novel 'The Short-Timers' by Gustav Hasford. During the Vietnam War, a Marine recruit (Matthew Modine) goes through boot camp, and then works as a military journalist in Vietnam.

Content elements

  • Pervasive use of the sexual expletive, most in an aggressive context, some in a sexual context; pervasive use of scatological slang and ethno-cultural slurs; infrequent use of vulgar expressions, sexual slurs, cursing, and profanity
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in a war context, some in a suicide context - much blood, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Life during wartime
  • Military life
  • Coping with trauma

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and pervasive coarse language

Classification date

November 06, 2020