Act of Valor is a movie without much reason aside from mainly just posing as one very long advertisement for the U.S. Marines, which, while you can also indeed feel great respect for these men who risk there lives on dozens of occasions, to keep the country if better and proper order, does not make this movie enough to be worth paying $8.00 for. It sounds harsh, but to me, that is most certainly true. Now, aside from the real active duty marines getting there moment in the sun, there really isn't much else to this movie. The script is bland, extremely ordinary and wares very, very thin near the end. Also, acting is about as bad as you would expect, and not just from the active-duty marines, but from other side characters in the movie who are actually supposed to be really actors themselves. And, finally, the action sequences all melt down into one very, very violent and loud series of explosions, gunshots and stabbing, rendering the viewer pretty much diluted to the rest of the movie. So, with the R Rating very much well in hand, the content is pretty much about as follows: There is very frequent and very strong bloody violence, with more graphic head shots and visible wounds than I can count, but if that wasn't enough, there is even a fairly gruesome and disturbing torture scene early on in the movie to allow you to do a little extra cringing, as well. Also, there is frequent profanity, with many uses of f--k, sh-t, g-dd-mn, jesus, ass, d-mn, b-llsh-t and hell. So, if you still want to go see this movie, than I would suggest that you do it for the troops, because as for the actual movie...well, let's just say that it could have been better.