Bullet to the Head [2013] [R] - 6.8.7

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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A New Orleans hitman (Sylvester Stallone) partners with a Washington D.C. police detective (Sung Kang) to find the people responsible for killing their respective partners. Also with Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Holt McCallany, Brian Van Holt, Weronika Rosati and Jon Seda. Directed by Walter Hill. [1:31]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - Many women are shown topless (bare breasts are shown) and completely nude (we see bare breasts, one quick glimpse of a woman's pubic region, buttocks and abdomens) at a party. Many women wear skimpy costumes to a costume party and we see cleavage, bare abdomens, bare legs and backs. A woman is shown nude in a shower and her bare breasts are seen from the side along with her bare back. A woman is shown nude from the back while running from a shower and we see her bare buttocks, back, legs and the side of her bare breast. A woman wraps herself in a towel after a bath and when she drops the towel after being startled by a man in her house her bare breasts are exposed briefly. A woman is shown nude and in a bathtub (her bare chest, cleavage, shoulders, abdomen and legs are shown and her arms cover her nipples). A woman is shown wearing a low-cut dress that reveals bare shoulders and cleavage. Drawings of nude women are shown on the wall in a tattoo parlor (we see some with bare breasts and others scantily clad). A woman wears a tank top that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders and her nipples are evident through the fabric.
 Two fully nude women are shown dancing together (we see their profile and bare breasts, hips, legs and bare buttocks are seen). Men and women are shown dancing in a bar.
 A man is shown dancing and doing drugs in a hotel room while wearing only boxer shorts (we see his bare back, chest and abdomen). A man is shown bare-chested when he is having a bullet removed from his shoulder. We see a man in a Turkish bath having a massage and his bare back is shown (he has a towel across his buttocks). Two men fight while wearing boxer briefs (bare chests, backs, abdomens and legs are shown).
 A man threatens another man's daughter (whom he has kidnapped) with a sexual implication. A man tells another man that he and the man's daughter "got to know each other really well."

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A man walks through a bar and to a back room where he shoots two men, demands to access a safe in the room, shoots another man and then the man that opens the safe for him (two shots are to the head and blood and matter sprays, and the others are body shots and we see blood on their clothing); the gunman leaves the room and several other men in the bar area shoot at him as he enters the bar, he shoots back and they are all killed with many bloody bullet wounds and blood spray.
 Two men force their way into a hotel room where a man protests and one of the men shoots him twice in the chest (we see the bloody bullet holes); a woman in the shower hears the noise and whimpers when a gunman enters the room and points his gun at her (we hear a gunshot and assume that she has been shot, although she was not), the first man with the gunshot wounds attacks the other gunman and is about to shoot him when the other gunman shoots him in the head (blood and matter splatters and the man falls over dead). A man with a knife stabs another man four times in a crowded bar (we hear crunching and see blood on the man's shirt).
 A man is chased by two other men with guns, he hides in a parking garage, he fights with one of the gunmen, takes his gun and shoots him in the chest three times (we see blood spurt); the other gunman shoots the man being chased in the shoulder (we see blood) and the gunman is hit by a car speeding through the parking garage (we see his body being thrown and he slams into a cement pillar). A man in a car holds a gun to another man's head and the gunman is then shot in the head by another man (blood splatters on the face of the other man in the car and he looks shocked).
 Two men fight using fire fighter's axes: one man is punched hard in the face a couple of times and blood spurts from his mouth, one of the men is slammed into a metal girder and punched repeatedly in the face and stomach, one man is stabbed in the foot with the point of the axe (we see blood and he screams), he is then stabbed with a knife in the neck (he pulls the knife out and blood pours from the wound) and he is then shot in the head (he falls dead with blood coming from the wound).
 A man tries to shoot another man but there are no bullets in the gun; the two men fight throwing each other into tables, pillars and walls, one man is held in a chokehold and he elbows his assailant in the ribs twice, and shoots him five times in the chest and head (the dead man falls back into a swimming pool). A man bound and tied to a chair is threatened and questioned by two other men (he is shown with a bloody tissue in his nose from a previous beating); one man threatens him with garden shears, hits him in the chest with the butt of a gun and tells him, "I'm gonna blow your leg off" before shooting him in the head (we see blood and matter spray out of the back of his head). A man shoots two men (we see blood spray) and a third man yells at the gunman. A man shoots another man in the shoulder (we see blood spray and soak his shirt).
 Several men with guns shoot at a man and a woman, the man detonates an explosive blowing up a car and throwing three men into the air. A man grabs a woman, throws her on the ground and points a gun at her when another man shoots the gunman (blood sprays).
 A man undergoing an autopsy is shown with his chest splayed open exposing bloody tissue and ribs and organs (we hear squishing sounds as the examiner is working on him) as another examiner describes the wounds that killed him (depleted both lungs and punctured his heart). A dead body is shown on an examining table in a morgue and we see a bullet hole in the forehead and two in the chest. A woman removes a bullet from a man's shoulder (we see the very bloody shoulder, hear squishing noises and see the blood covered bullet when she drops it into a dish). We see a bloody crime scene with many dead bodies, and blood on their wounds and sprayed on the walls and puddles on the floor.
 A man with a knife attacks another man in a restroom: the two men fight with punches and they throw each other into the walls and floor; one man shoots at the other as he runs out the door. A man bound and gagged in the back seat of a car attacks the driver and another passenger causing the driver to swerve on the road until the attacker is elbowed in the face and falls unconscious. Two men fight and one man is thrown over a railing (we see him on the ground with a puddle of blood under him). A man fights with two other men and picks one up and throws him through a glass display case (we see blood on the man's face); a woman hits the attacker in the back of the head with a glass object that shatters and scratches his face and he punches her in the face (we see a bruise on her cheek) and then carries her away unconscious. A man with a knife holds it to another man's throat while he is urinating, and then kicks him and the man falls to the floor; we then see the attacker and another man dragging the man out. A man punches another man in the stomach and yells at him.
 Five men shoot high powered weapons into a house where two other men are hiding; the two men inside the house jump into water and swim away, then detonate explosives that blow up the house and four of the gunmen (we see a gunman being thrown through a window and into the water).
 A man holds a gun to a woman's head and we see that she has a bruised cheek and a bloody lip from a previous beating. A man walks into a building and is held at gunpoint by several other men and one escorts him (at gunpoint) through the building. Two men with guns hold them toward each other's heads as they threaten each other in a few scenes. A man threatens another man by putting a knife to his throat.
 A man describes how many ways he can kill someone using his cell phone. A man orders another man to "eliminate the kidnappers." A man says about another man, "I need him eliminated." A man says, "I'll give them what they want, then they die." A man tells another man, "I'm gonna kill you." A man tells another man, "When I want your opinion, I'll buy you a brain." A man threatens to harm another man's daughter (he has kidnapped her) and the father threatens to kill the man if he harms her.
 A man opens a knife and stabs a dock pole. A man stabs a knife into a wall. A bullet speeds toward the audience during the opening credits.
 A woman is shown tattooing people in a couple of scenes (no detail is obvious) and one woman is being bandaged and given instructions on care after she is finished.
 A man driving a car swerves to avoid hitting a cat and his passenger spills coffee in his lap (he yells and complains). A man sets a pile of papers on fire.
 A man urinates and we hear the trickle.

PROFANITY 7 - About 28 F-words and its derivatives, 4 sexual references, 23 scatological terms, 8 anatomical terms, 10 mild obscenities, name-calling (old guy, bad luck, redneck, hooker, Russian hooker, Casanova, disposable hired hitter, dopey, loser, bad guys, greedy, cave bear, early man, dumbbell, stupid, hooker junkie, amateur, Confucius, Samurai, Kato), 1 derogatory reference to Asian drivers, several stereotypical comments about Asian culture, 1 religious profanities, 4 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man is shown cutting cocaine and snorting cocaine a few times, a man is shown taking a prescription medication of some kind, and a man enters a bathroom and asks, "Are there any drugs in here?" A man is shown drinking alcohol from the bottle while snorting cocaine and taking a prescription medication, people are shown drinking in several bar scenes, a man brings his own bottle of alcohol to a bar and drinks, a man drinks from a bottle of alcohol as a woman is removing a bullet from his shoulder, and people are shown drinking alcohol at a party and one man appears inebriated.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Crime and punishment, trust, estranged parenting, blackmail, murder, heroes, greed.

MESSAGE - Don't trust anyone.

Special Keywords: S6 - V8 - P7 - MPAAR

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