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14A(14A) Brutal Violence


Dir: Antoine Fuqua. Action/Crime. While convalescing in a coastal Sicilian village, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) discovers that the town is being terrorized by an organized crime family headed by a ruthless crime boss (Andrea Scarduzio).

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence - some blood and brutal detail
  • Infrequent references to illegal drug use and trafficking; frequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Uncovering the truth
  • Crime and vigilantism
  • Community and belonging

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for brutal violence

Classification date

August 25, 2023

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