Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie isn't for kids in any way, shape, or form. Full of bloody violence, drug use, lawlessness, and physical abuse, it follows the experiences of a traumatized Afghanistan war veteran and draws connections between what happened to him during combat and his behavior back home in Los Angeles. Weapons include guns of all kind, knives, and grenades; the brutal violence results in gaping wounds and lots of blood. Characters smoke cigarettes and do drugs (meth, coke, pot), and men treat women badly (lying to them as well as taunting and abusing them). Language is incessant -- there are at least 200 uses of "f--k," plus assorted other profanity.
Sexual language and jokes ("p---y," "slut"); embraces and kisses; camera ogles women's derrieres to mimic men's perspectives.
Movie begins during combat in the Gulf War (explosions/grenades, shooting, dead bodies, blood); Jim and Mike roam L.A. streets with guns, knives, and brutal attitudes; weapons include guns, knives, fists; one man's throat is cut, another is shot through the face; results of several assaults are very bloody.
Frequent use of "f--k" (200+ instances), plus other language ("s--t," "ass," "bitch," "faggot").
Outlaws (gang bangers and protagonists) and authorities (including CIA recruiters and cops) are corrupt, aggressive, and foul-mouthed.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Frequent cigarette smoking, drug use, and drinking to drunkenness; Jim cheats on his drug test to be hired by the CIA.