Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie isn't appropriate for kids. It includes frequent scenes of violence, including shooting (at targets and people), hazing rituals, fights, explosions, and grueling training exercises. The film shows frequent images of carcasses (burned and broken along the Gulf war's infamous Highway of Death). Characters curse relentlessly, smoke cigarettes, drink, and do drugs. The troops also engage in frank sex talk (including slang for genitals and masturbation) and gestures; the film includes a brief glimpse at the protagonist's parents in a hotel bed, and scenes from a homemade porn movie (the doggy-style sex act is explicit, without penetration).
Repeated sexual allusions and language; a couple of brief sex scenes; sexy photos from girls back home; troops fret over cheating girlfriends.
More focused on effects of violence than violent acts; explicit images of burned corpses.
Extreme cursing (100s of f-words, slang for genitals, abusive slang); some racial and sexual orientation slang.
Troops are cynical, wartime violence is expected but harrowing.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Cigarette-smoking, drinking, pot-smoking.