this violent, loud, and powerful war film is one of the best i have ever seen, but is also one of the most violent. it does have steely performances from Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, and Tom Berenger, this Vietnam battle movie is way to explicit and graphic, even for older teens. the violence in this film is mostly bloodless, but is still strong, powerful, and intense. people, including innocent civilians, are shot, blown up, burned, and have limbs blasted off. one innocent boy in smashed in the skull, resulting in spattering blood. there are lots of grisly wounds seen for long periods of time, explosions, and gross bugs and bug wounds. but all that is childs play to what comes next. the disturbing scene where the soldiers destroy a village and attempt to rape and kill a child would have parents and even mature teens looking away. to go long with the films realistic depiction of war is non-stop language, including frequent uses of f**k, s**t, d**k, a*s, c**k, and their derivitives. soldiers also use crass sexual inuendo throughout the film. the soldiers also smoke and drink as much as they swear.