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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie | 2019 | TV-MA | – 3.7.5

content-ratingsWhy is “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” rated TV-MA? The TV rating has been assigned for “some violence, disturbing images, drug use and language.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes an implied sexual encounter between three women and several men for money, and some cleavage revealing outfits; several shootings with bloody results, a strangling, a man is shown being held in a cage for an extended period, a dead body is found and disposed of, many threats of violence, flashbacks to acts of violence and a man’s panic attacks when he remembers them; several scenes of drug use and references to drug manufacture and distribution; and at least 9 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.”


Picking up at the end of Breaking Bad, with Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) former partner and pupil Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) driving away in an El Camino, it is a sequel and an epilogue, and provides closure for fans of the popular series. Also with Jonathan Banks, Matt Jones, Charles Baker, Larry Hankin, Jesse Plemons and Tom Bower. Directed by Vince Gilligan. [Running Time: 2:02]

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie SEX/NUDITY 3

 – Three scantily clad women exit a vehicle and several men watch and make suggestive remarks as they lead them into a building; it is implied that the women are paid escorts or prostitutes and we see them exit the building later and one woman puts her jacket on over a low-cut tank top (cleavage is shown and legs to the upper thighs).
 A man makes a reference to another man “humping” his leg.
 A man showers and we see his bare shoulders, chest and back. A man raises his shirt and we see his bare abdomen, lower back and partial buttock cleavage. A man is shown in a bathtub with water covering him to the shoulders.


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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie VIOLENCE/GORE 7

 – During a recap preceding the movie we see a man shoot a young boy, men with guns shoot several men in separate scenes, a woman is shown dead from an overdoes (with vomit on her mouth), a man splashes gasoline inside a house, rapid gunfire into a car shows bullets piercing the vehicle and a man inside ducks for cover, a man is shown on his knees while another man holds a gun to the back of his head, a man shoots a woman in the back of the head as another man screams, a man strangles another man with a heavy chain, a man is shown with a very bloody and scarred face, and an M60 machine gun in the trunk of a car shoots repeatedly into a building where men are struck and fall dead (we see blood spurt and spray and blood is seen on wounds in most of the gunshot scenes).
 A man shoots a man several times in the abdomen and chest and he falls back dead with blood splattered and smeared behind him and bloody bullet wounds on his shirt. A man shoots another man in the head and blood splatters (we see the bloody bullet hole) as the man falls through a glass window.
 Two men enter an apartment and find a woman dead on the floor with a belt around her neck; they wrap her in a rug and one man pushes her over a balcony; the body lands on the ground below with a loud thud and we see what looks like a splatter of blood, we then see the body wrapped in the rug, and another man lying in the back of a car.
 A man wakes up in a room and panics, tries to get out through the window and pulls a gun on two men that come into the room; he then calms down and lowers the gun. A man holds a gun to another man’s head and points a second gun at a third man. A man hides in an apartment and when another man comes close to finding him, he holds a gun on him. A man holds a gun on another man and then gives him the gun. A man holds a gun to another man’s head and he smacks the man’s hand away from him.
 A man with a chain wrapped around his waist and attached to a runner above him is told to run back and forth to try to break the metal structure holding the runner; he runs and reaches the end of the runner and is yanked back and falls onto the ground repeatedly. A man’s hands are tied behind him using a telephone cord and what looks like a sock is shoved in his mouth as a gag; the man bites the finger of the man gagging him. A man is shown handcuffed and held in a cage with a bucket to use as a toilet. A man’s jacket pocket is shown with a flame burning in the pocket after he shoots a gun through the pocket (he puts out the flame). A torch ignites several canisters of gas in a warehouse and causes a large explosion.
 A man has a flashback of being sprayed with a firehose. A man hides in a car as many police cruisers speed by and he arms himself with a gun from the glove compartment. A man screams and pounds on the steering wheel of his car. A man pounds his head against a wall in frustration (there’s no wound or blood). A man drives a car through a tall fence. A man drives a car and bumps into a basketball hoop that tips over. A long line of police cars speed on a two-lane road. A man slams a counter in frustration. A man digs a hole in the desert and he and another man bury a woman’s body in it.
 A man threatens another man and says that if he does not cooperate he will “have to visit the little boy” (presumably to kill the child). A man says, “They made me watch when they shot someone.” We hear several news reports about killings and that the authorities are searching for a man reportedly involved. Two men argue over the way one of them is playing a video game. A man makes a derogatory remark about a man driving a bus for children with developmental challenges. A man asks another man, “Did they really keep you in a cage?” A man and a woman on a TV report plead with their son to turn himself in to the authorities.
 A man goes to a house, opens a safe and takes two handguns and some money. Several men search an apartment and we see it in shambles.
 A man is shown with scars on his back apparently caused by being beaten with a wire. A man is shown with a bloody face and with scars in a few scenes. A man slurps a bowl of noodles loudly. A man licks his fingers and wipes them on another man’s hair to try to make him look presentable. A large spider is shown in an aquarium. A large beetle crawls on a man’s hand. A man coughs deeply a few times and he covers his mouth with a napkin (implying that he is coughing blood, but we do not see any).


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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie LANGUAGE 5

 – About 9 F-words, 22 scatological terms, 6 anatomical terms, 17 mild obscenities, name-calling (lying, evil, scumbag, defective, slow kids, Sasquatch, skinny, clown car, weird, pathetic, big boy, dump, crazy, Opie-looking self, rat, bastard, silly), exclamations (heck, shut-up, jack me up), 1 religious profanity (GD), 17 religious exclamations (e.g. Jesus, Thank God, Jesus Christ, Oh My God, Oh God, Godspeed). | profanity glossary |


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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie SUBSTANCE USE

 – A man is shown snorting cocaine and holding a mirror with several lines, two men smoke a marijuana cigarette and offer it to a third man (he declines), we see a pill vial on a floor (it’s an unidentified drug), and a man makes reference to smoking “a fat bowl.” A man drinks a beer, a man suggests getting a six-pack, and a few men are shown holding bottles of beer. A man smokes cigarettes in several scenes, and a man lights two cigarettes and lowers one on a rope to a man being held in a cage.


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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – “Breaking Bad,” life choices, drug dealing, drug manufacturing, desperation, escaping one’s past, honesty, trust, betrayal, greed, PTSD, honesty.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie MESSAGE

 – You can never really put things right, but you can try to start over and make your own choices.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.



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