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18A(18A) Gory Brutal Violence

Synopsis

Dir: Darren Lynn Bousman. Horror/Mystery. After being ostracized by other members of the police force, a detective (Chris Rock) is assigned a rookie cop (Max Minghella) for a partner to investigate the copycat torture and murder of crooked policemen.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and ethnocultural and developmental slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, most in a torture and horror context - blood and brutal and gory detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Uncovering the truth
  • Corruption
  • Guilt and consequence

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for coarse language and detailed brutal and gory violence

Classification date

May 19, 2021