2 Guns | 2013 | R | - 5.6.8
A convoluted government scheme features a DEA agent (Denzel Washington) and an NCIS agent (Mark Wahlberg) investigating one another under the assumption that they are stealing money from the mob. When the agents figure out that they've been set up by the CIA, they cooperate to return the money and save their lives. Also with Paula Patton, James Marsden, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos and Fred Ward. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur. [1:49]
- A woman meets a DEA agent in a cheap motel twice: In the first scene, he is shirtless while she wears only thong panties, revealing buttocks, breasts and abdomen, with her long hair mostly covering her nipples (we see a small portion of them briefly as she moves, and we see the sides and bottoms of her bare breasts); in the second scene, she wears thong panties and a bra, revealing the rest of her body as she sits on the bed, and the man is completely clothed (sex is implied in both scenes).
► A woman wears a clingy, low-cut blouse that reveals significant cleavage in two scenes. A woman wears a skirt that extends to mid-thigh with a clingy, low-cut blouse that reveals significant cleavage and most of her thighs and legs. A woman in a deeply cut negligee stands outside her front door and we see cleavage and a large bust, along with most of her bare thighs and legs.
► A man winks at another man and tells him that he is making him his "bitch." One man tells a second man in a joke, "Your mother has to move out of my house at some point, man." We hear that a woman frequents a high-class hotel to meet her boyfriend for sex (we never see those scenes).
► A man winks at several waitresses in diners and at a receptionist on a Naval base and all the women smile.
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- A man shoots and kills another man and we see blood as the man falls dead; later the shooter shoots the dead man with another man's gun and the two men fight with kicks and punches (no permanent damage).
► A man is shown a duffel bag in which there is a man's head; we see a bit of short, dark-brown hair and some tanned neck skin.
► Two men drive a bank heist haul into a desert area, get out of the car and one man shoots the other man (the wounded man shows some blood on his shoulder and is later seen with his shirt open and his undershirt is mostly soaked in blood); two border-crossing vigilantes drive up in a dune buggy, which the wounded man steals at gunpoint; the wounded man visits a veterinarian, they argue, the man slugs the vet, and the vet begins to sew the man up as the camera cuts away.
► Two trucks with dead deer on their hoods and armed men inside arrive at a house where five NCIS men uncover themselves nearby and start shooting and a helicopter sets down with CIA agents who also shoot and the other armed men shoot back; a DEA agent ignites a car full of cash and it explodes causing a herd of bulls to stampede through the property (they are unharmed and hurt no one); a helicopter pilot is shot and the chopper crashes to the ground and explodes with fire and smoke while several men fall dead and we see a little blood on each of them; four men point guns at each other until one of them shoots two of the others and then walks the third one to the edge of the property and shoots him in the thigh (no blood, but a loud shout ensues) as payback for having shot him previously.
► A government agent threatens and plays Russian roulette with a man, pointing a gun at his forehead, but shooting him in the knee, which gushes blood as the man screams (we see blood spatter on the agent's face and throat as he smiles); a teen girl sees the shooting through a small window in another room and looks terrified. A man aims a rifle from a rooftop across the street from his apartment and talks to another man inside the apartment on a cell phone, firing the gun once (he breaks a mirror); five Navy officers with guns drawn enter the apartment and open fire; the man in the apartment uses a handgun to escape the apartment and we see one man shot (he does not die and we see no blood). A government agent threatens to play Russian roulette with a wounded man while pointing his gun at the man's forehead and groin and firing (no bullets discharge) until the government man releases the wounded man and orders him to bring a large sum of money back.
► A large dump truck broadsides a car, slams it into a wall and other vehicles pull up and men with rifles emerge; they pull two men from the smashed car and we see them tied by their feet from the rafters of a barn where a drug lord calls a bull out; the drug lord smashes the two men's faces with a wooden axe handle as they grunt (there is no blood), and then calls the bull to ram the men's heads several times (they are able to curl up their bodies to avoid being struck); the two men are cut down and shown a woman tied and gagged in a chair and we see the drug lord take the woman inside a house where she sits on a couch and he points a handgun at her forehead; the camera cuts away and we hear a shot off-screen (we hear that she is dead and we see her later, lying on the couch and no blood is evident).
► A man shoots through the windows of a car, missing the man he wants to hit, but shattering the windows; two other men drive a car and a pickup truck through yards, fences and vacant lots after kidnapping a Mexican drug lord locked in the covered bed of the pickup truck; the two drivers aim their vehicles at each other, drive fast, turn sideways and punch each other through the side windows, then get out and roll on the ground while continuing to punch each other until they finally stand up and open the truck; the shaken captive says he will kill them, as the other men tie him to a chair in a garage and punch him in the face twice, whereupon the captive says that he will cut off a part of their anatomy and stuff them in their mouths, or perhaps into each other's mouths; the two men enter a house and find a woman when five Navy men with guns drawn open fire and the two men and the woman escape the house, drive away in a car and the drug lord runs to the street, hijacks a woman's vehicle and takes her cell phone as she screams and runs away.
► A man supplies automatic weapons and mortar guns to two undercover agents and the agents take the weapons and a van to a naval base and break into offices; one agent speaks with an admiral and is told to leave the base and that if he sets foot on any military base in the world, he is to be shot while the other man steals a US Navy uniform, kicks loose a gas line in a kitchen, shoots at it and ducks into a walk-in cooler as the entire first floor of the building explodes into the street with noise, fire and smoke; vehicles overturn, explode and we hear sirens and see security vehicles with flashing lights as they approach; gunfire and fistfights ensue inside what is left of the building and we see several men fall, but do not die or bleed.
► A man in the back of a diner sets off the smoke alarm with a cigarette lighter, walks into the dining area, and tosses the lighter over the counter and onto the grill, igniting it and the whole wall; patrons rush out and the windows explode outward, but no one is injured (we see a flashback of this scene later).
► Two men commit a bank robbery while wearing large rubber masks of a bleeding zombie and a clown; they use loud explosive devices to open all the safety deposit boxes in the vault as the customers and staff sit on the floor (they are were released unharmed), and then remove two large bank carts of money and load it into the back of their SUV.
► A government agent questions a bank manager after a burglary and slams a set of tacks set on short board onto the back of the banker's hand, drawing blood as the man shouts in pain.
► An NCIS boss tells a petty officer that he was to have killed his partner and we later see the NCIS man and four Navy men attack the petty officer (they do not harm him); the petty officer knocks out three of the men and escapes.
► Two men lock the entire police force of a small town in a jailhouse cell with prisoners sporting completely tattooed arms. A man takes the safety off a handgun and cocks the trigger by his side, and then puts the safety back on and laughs at another man.
► We see the heads of four live chickens at ground level (their bodies are buried in the dirt) as four men with tattooed arms fire handguns at them and miss; in a long shot, another man fires and hits all four chickens and in close-up, we see the head fly off one, leaving a bloody neck and the last shooter makes a crude remark to one of the other gunmen.
► A previously injured veteran uses a metal hook in place of his hand. A man wears a necklace with a silver handgun pendant.
► A man says that he will kill all the crooks in the US Navy, DEA and CIA, as well as Mexican drug runners. A man tells another man that a relative had a heart attack.
► In a barn, a drug lord urinates on his hands (we see his trousers from the knees down and the stream of urine from the back). A man spits chewing gum out of his mouth three times in different scenes. A bull stomps around in a corral, snorts and charges a man at the fence without touching him.
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- About 30 F-words and its derivatives, 1 obscene hand gesture, 30 scatological terms, 16 anatomical terms, 14 mild obscenities, name-calling (Communist, Mexican Albert Einstein, stupid, piece of work, cheap, fat boy, cowboy, greedy, selfish, Gomer, misanthrope, ugly), stereotypical references to men, women, corrupt government agents, fat policemen, drug lords, Blacks, whites, Mexicans, Muslims, loyal military servicemen, exclamations (shut-up), 3 religious profanities (GD twice; God's S.O.B.), 6 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh my God, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jeez, God bless you).
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- A man makes a deal with a Mexican drug lord to sell passports for money and cocaine (we never see the drugs), a man threatens to turn a veterinarian in to drug authorities for selling drugs like Special K for recreational use, and a man drives a vehicle and swallows pills from a prescription bottle as he drives. We see bottles of wine on an outside table at a café (no one drinks), we see several glasses of wine in a lunch meeting at a military headquarters (no one drinks), and a man at home drinks from a bottle of Pepto Bismol and then pours and drinks a glass of whiskey.
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- Crime, corruption in government agencies, Mexican drug cartels, bribes, murder, friendship, cooperation, justice, animal cruelty.
- Be careful whom you trust.
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