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Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Disturbingly violent but heroic depiction of L.A. cops.

R 2012 109 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 13+


This movie is only rated R for violence and language.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 17+

Good, But Not For Faint Hearted

The film overall is one of the best cop films ever made. The film has multiple violent scenes containg drug references and blood spray. There is no sexual intercourse but there is some lesbian kissing and pashionate kissing. Drug references are seen multiple times with uses of marajuana, cocain and heroin. At one point in the film hacked off body parts are seen in boxes and severd heads are seen in a bin bag. Swearing is used often with 50-60 f**k and multiple uses of sh*t.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 21, 2012
  • On DVD or streaming: January 22, 2013
  • Cast: Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena
  • Director: David Ayer
  • Studio: Open Road Films
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 109 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug use
  • Last updated: March 31, 2022

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