Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this deftly written and directed tale of political intrigue will likely thrill fans of the genre, including older teens. It includes some swearing and brief nudity, and addresses mature subjects such as war crimes and terrorism. Another note: The director, Roman Polanski, is a controversial auteur who is in the news right now. He stands accused of sexually coercing a child many decades ago and leaving the country to avoid prosecution. This movie has nothing to do with his trial and legal situation.
A man sleeps with his married client; his naked backside is briefly glimpsed in the semi-dark. The couple is seen under the covers with their shoulders bared. A married man is implied to be having an affair with a member of his staff.
A dead man's body washes ashore. Another character is mugged (no weapons flashed, though he's punched). A menacing feel sits over the movie, as a character races to solve the murder of another character. A man is shot.
A few mentions of "f--k," though most of the swear words heard here are milder, such as "s--t" and "goddamn."
No injustice will go unnoticed. Eventually the truth will come out, but the movie implies that there is always a cost to telling the hard truths and exposing injustice.
Logos for such firms as BMW, Virgin Air and CNN are clearly visible in various scenes.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters drink, sometimes during social occasions, and others, specifically to drown out sorrows/frustrations. A mention of marijuana use during college.