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Sex & Nudity

  • A few quick kisses on the lips.
  • A kiss in background.
  • A rather large nude painting behind De Niro at his place in one of the scenes, near the ceiling.

Violence & Gore

  • (Warning): Graphic and severe.
  • A man gets shot and blood splatters all over the window.
  • Several men are shot by submachine guns.(some blood)
  • A gangster beats a man to death with a baseball bat, and a pool of blood is shown around his head, with his head bloody
  • A briefcase bomb explodes in a bar. Everybody dies, including a very young girl holding the briefcase. There is no gore but it could be upsetting to sensitive viewers.
  • A shootout happens in a train station stairwell. Most of the people have bloody deaths (like blood splattering).


  • 14 uses of the F-Word (most of the uses are used in one scene, but the first use of the word is about an hour into the film)
    • 4 uses of shit (as well as 3 uses of bullshit)
    • 3 uses of Goddamn
    • 2 uses of damn
    • 8 uses of Hell
    • 2 uses of bastard
    • 5 uses of son of a bitch

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Liquor seeps out of a barrel that is riddled with bullets following a gunfight and a federal agent takes a sneaky drink.
  • No drugs.
  • The film is based on Capone's illegal alcohol business (though little drinking is shown).
  • Several people smoke.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A man is beaten with a bat at a dinner party, not very graphic but it is very disturbing and intense.
  • Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language.
  • The baseball bat scene's intense.
  • A young girl dies in a bomb attack, which may be upsetting for some.
  • There is a scene where a few men fight on a staircase with guns, one of them chases a run away stroller with a baby in it while in a gun fight, some bullets hit the stroller but in the end the baby is fine and unharmed. But some of the victims turn out with very bloody deaths.


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Violence & Gore

  • One of the main characters is shot repeatedly(blood splatters once). You later see him crawling along the floor, and there is a lot of blood on the floor. He later dies.
  • A gangster shoots two in the head inside an elevator (blood splatters), then their bodies are shown with the word (touchable) written in blood inside the elevator.
  • A man gets pushed off of a building and falls into a car,his body is later shown and his head is bloody (graphic)

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The film's generally more exciting than frightening, especially the fight in the train station which is very thrilling.

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