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MPAA Rated R for intense, realistic depiction of urban violence, and for drug content, pervasive language, and some sexuality

Sex & Nudity

  • One fairly explicit scene describes a woman saying she would give oral sex to a kid, in fairly R-rated language.
  • Explicit remarks are made throughout the movie.
  • In one scene, Esteban talks about women and how they "jump on that d**k like a pack of gold".
  • During a fight between two men, one of them uses the f-word sexually.
  • A scene of brief nudity where we see a child go to bed naked. There might be a very brief view of the back edge of his scrotum but nothing notable. Nothing really explicit is shown.
  • Some crude sexually explicit comments are made.
  • There is a scene where a man and woman are completely nude, shows the backside of the man's body and the front of the woman's body.

Violence & Gore

  • A character gets smacked, a very humiliating form of violence. Upsetting to watch.
  • A good amount of the violence in this movie is rather bizarre for an R alone. This movie might have been considered for an NC-17 rating.
  • A racist cop assaults Fresh briefly by throwing his bookbag back at him in a violent manner. Not graphic at all.
  • We see a violent, quite traumatizing, gunfight between three rival crime families (nothing graphic though).
  • A crime lord brutally beats two guys for allegedly betraying him (in the shots where we see the beating happen, it's brutal and graphic; but most of the beating is only heard, not shown on screen).
  • A dog fight is seen.


  • Non-stop use of the F-word. Other profanities used as well.
  • Two scenes with racism - one drug dealer, Hector calls black people "niggers." In one scene we see a very racist detective spewing really racist language, calling the police precinct a "zoo" because the suspects are mostly black and Hispanic, and calling black people "monkeys" and "animals" (aimed at both).
  • Perhaps the most profane movie in the hood film genre

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The movie revolves around a drug dealer, drugs & addicts are shown.
  • Characters smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Intense: The atmosphere of the movie is violent.
  • Frightening/traumatizing: The nature of some of the killings in this movie are bizarre, and bound to traumatize.
  • A character gives a very bizarre rant in which he threatens to "grease" and "drop" someone for not giving him in the money he is owed. It is very weirdly uncomfortable.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • We see a very bizarre shooting of a thug shooting a young boy and girl that is very graphic on a outside basketball court just because the young boy beat him in basketball.
  • Very graphic gore. After the shooting, Fresh goes over to their bodies and blood is everywhere. The young girl's body is shaking and it goes limp.
  • Another traumatizing killing also happens: Fresh's pal Chuckie is killed, in an apparent mugging attempt. Very traumatizing. Someone shoots a car tire to pin a little boy hand under the tire (because he tries to get his gun) (fairly graphic)
  • A dog is shot.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The main character using his buddy may upset/anger some. The end might also upset others. The scene with the boy shooting the dog might sadden some.
  • A kid gives a disturbing and graphic rant threatening to kill any witness who says anything after he shoots innocent people.

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