Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie pushes the envelope for PG-13 violence, with pretty much nonstop action, including plenty of fights, explosions, and injuries/deaths. Weapons include guns, knives, hammers, cars (as both assault and explosive devices), and a chainsaw. Bodies crash through walls and windows, burn, and blow up. Potentially disturbing images include a badly burned villain, a drowning wife, and action scenes that involve shot-up, bloody bodies. Other stuff to watch out for: An early sex scene between the hero and his wife shows them in their underwear, her legs around him as she sits on the kitchen counter. One character uses "f--k," and all the villains use other foul language. A couple of scenes show manly men drinking beer.
Brief sex scene in bedroom (romantic/silhouetted upper bodies) and on kitchen counter (wife in bra and panties, husband in boxers); a shot through a woman's black-stockinged legs as she seduces her lover; women wear tight, cleavage-revealing tops; villain propositions female hostage; climactic clinch/kiss when the hero rescues his wife.
Frequent explosions (vehicles and buildings); weapons include guns (shotguns, handguns, automatic), hatchet, grenades, knives, hammers, chainsaw, shoulder-mounted missile; bloody WWE-style fights, with stomping, kicking, body-slamming, and bodies leaping or thrown through glass or wooden walls; first scene shows blindfolded hostages in Iraq who are about to be killed when John roars in to save them; alligators grab one villain's body; women's fight includes kicking, punching, hair-pulling; woman nearly drowns handcuffed inside a submerged truck; badly burned villain attacks hero, who breaks his neck with a huge chain; at least three allusions to the rape in Deliverance.
One "f--k," plus two or more uses of assorted other profanity ("bastard," "bitch," "hell," "s--t," "son of a bitch," "damn," "ass").
Homophobic humor; a black thief repeatedly discusses racism ("always blame the black man"), and his associates repeatedly call him "crazy" bad jewel thieves, corrupt detective, and an extremely upright marine who breaks multiple rules and laws to achieve his ends.
Coca Cola logo, Miller beer labels.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Beer drinking, cop car's bumper sticker refers to "drug dealer."