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Jiu Jitsu | 2020 | R | – 1.6.4

content-ratingsWhy is “Jiu Jitsu” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “violence throughout.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a kiss and a couple of scenes of a shirtless man, many extended fight scenes with punching, kicking, throwing, stabbing and slashing ending in deaths and injuries with blood and blue liquid visible, and some strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


An alien predator comes to earth every 6 years, seeking out martial artists for one-to-one combat. A man (Alain Moussi) who’s been found wounded and without any memories, shows promise as a capable adversary. Also with Nicolas Cage, Raymond Pinharry, Mary Makariou, Tommy Walker, John D. Hickman, Eddie Steeples, Rick Yune, Marie Avgeropoulos, Tony Jaa, Frank Grillo, Marrese Crump, JuJu Chan and Ryan Tarran. Directed by Dimitri Logothetis. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in an Asian language with English subtitles or translation. [Running Time: 1:42]

Jiu Jitsu SEX/NUDITY 1

 – A man and a woman kiss tenderly. A man takes off his shirt (we see his bare chest and abdomen) and a woman helps him and looks at him lovingly. A shirtless man is shown several times and we see his bare chest, abdomen and back.


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Jiu Jitsu VIOLENCE/GORE 6

 – Armed soldiers move through a jungle and shoot as a glowing figure jumps between trees and throws bladed weapons that strike several people and blood spurts from wounds as they fall. A glowing alien jumps out of a tree and a blade extends from its arm, as a man shoots at it repeatedly (we see bullet holes oozing a glowing blue liquid), and it falls back on the ground, but then revives and shoots a bladed weapon at the man that shot it; the man stabs it and the alien glows and holds the man around the throat and off the ground seeming to strangle or burn him and he falls to the ground, presumably dead. An extended fight scene shows a man fighting many armed soldiers and he kicks, punches and throws them as some of them shoot at him (we see some blood on the ground after one man is struck and falls off a structure) and others attack him with knives; there’s an explosion as he and another man jump through a window opening and they run away. Two men fight an alien in an extended scene with blades, slashing, kicking punching and throwing (we see wounds ooze blood and blue liquid); one man is slashed across the chest, stabbed through the shoulder, slammed onto the alien’s knee (presumably breaking his spine) and the alien slashes his sword across the man’s throat with a lot of blood as he dies. A man fights several other men using kicks, punches and one man is struck with a brick in the face, leaving bloody heads and faces; he holds a woman against a wall and she injects him in the chest with a sedative (he falls back on the floor unconscious). A man with a spear-type weapon reveals himself to a glowing alien that comes out of the trees and they fight with slashing and kicks; the alien is slashed and spurts blue liquid (we see blood on the alien’s sword), the man collapses to the ground with an injury that spurts blood, two other men fight the alien with kicks and punches and one is held on the ground and he is struck in the temple with something that causes a bloody wound and kills him; the alien grabs the other man by the throat, its hands glow and we hear a crunch as if the man’s neck was broken and the first injured man kneels on the ground and the alien raises its sword over him and we hear a slashing sound off-screen (presumably the man is beheaded).
 A man runs through a forest chased by thrown bladed weapons that sail past him and crash into trees, he reaches a cliff over the sea and jumps to avoid whatever is throwing the weapons and hits his head on a rock underwater (we see blood spread in the water). An alien bursts through a door and a woman shoots it (we see a hole in its chest plate and some blue liquid), it shoots bladed weapons and a man and the alien fight with swords: the man is slashed and we see blood, the alien is slashed, they fight and throw each other, the man is thrown onto a table and into a pillar, he is grabbed by the throat and held off the floor until he loses consciousness briefly, and he revives and kicks and throws the alien, which is slashed with a sword and shot with an arrow; the man shoves a grenade in a gaping abdominal wound on the alien and a man kicks the alien into a portal where it explodes and the man is thrown from the blast but he’s OK). A woman fights an alien with kicks and it shoots bladed weapons at her, it holds her around the throat and throws her, while another woman attacks the alien using two bladed weapons and it throws her to the ground, stabs her in the stomach, throws her and she is pinned in a trap with spikes on either side of her where she dies (we see blood dribble from her mouth). A man fights an alien and he is punched and blood pours from his mouth; the alien stabs the man through the chest, and then kicks the blade through his back throwing the man as he screams (we see blood) and the man dies.
 A portal in a wall spins and glows and an alien charges through it and into a room where several people are gathered and the alien fights with one man and stabs him through the head (we see blood pool and spurt); the alien stomps on the man’s head below the screen and charges toward another man, throws him against a wall and the man runs away. Two men run through a field and others stand up from the tall grass and address them; they are thrown by an unseen force and they move out of the field and onto a road where they are surrounded by armed soldiers and an extended fight begins with people using a pipe with a spear at the end, nunchucks, and guns and we see many people moaning and writhing on the ground at the end of the fight. Two men fight in a cave with punches, kicks, jumps, throws and a reed and bladed weapon (no visible injuries). A man is struck hard in the head with a log and falls unconscious.
 A man runs through a forest and tumbles into a hole as a woman running with him is struck by a bladed weapon. A man is confronted by a man in a cave and the second man throws a sword at him narrowly missing him and stabbing into the wall behind him. A man is strapped into a chair and questioned in a few scenes. Armed soldiers in a camp stop a woman driving a cart with a wounded man in the back; they take the man out and lead him away. People are shown practicing fighting and martial moves with weapons.
 People describe in several scenes a comet coming to Earth every 6 years and that it brings an evil alien that must be fought and destroyed. A woman tells a group of armed soldiers, “You’re all dead.” A woman identifying herself as “Army Intelligence” officer talks about investigating radiation emissions. A woman says that a man has had “massive head trauma” and he seems to have severe memory loss. A man talks about fighters fighting an evil force and fighting and dying with honor and bravery.
 A dead man is shown with a gaping wound on his head and across his face. A man is shown with severe burns on his chest as he applies a salve and winces in pain. A man in a boat at night sees an unconscious man floating in the water and retrieves him; we see the man with a bloody head wound, and a bloody gash on his back that a woman stitches closed. A man cooks something over a fire (either a fish or a rodent). A woman stitches a woman on a woman’s leg and she winces (we do not see the wound). We see a comet moving across the sky in a few scenes.


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Jiu Jitsu LANGUAGE 4

 – 2 obscene hand gestures, 9 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, name-calling (lazy, fool, dead fish, stupid, crazy, poet warrior, clown, puzzled, coward, alien politics, funky, unholy), exclamations (what, hey, focus), 2 religious profanities (GD), 2 religious exclamations (e.g. Jesus, Oh My God). | profanity glossary |


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Jiu Jitsu SUBSTANCE USE

 – A man offers a woman a bottle to drink from to ease the pain of a wound being stitched (she declines), a man drinks from a bottle and offers some to a woman who declines and says that it is poison. A man smokes cigarettes in several scenes throughout the movie.


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Jiu Jitsu DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Aliens, Jiu Jitsu, army intelligence, honor, fear.

Jiu Jitsu MESSAGE

 – It’s better to die fighting than run away.

CAVEATS

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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