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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and some language

Sex & Nudity

  • In the beginning of the film, the main villain can be seen shirtless while practicing with his weapon.

Violence & Gore

  • Hellboy grabs a small insect-like creature and squeezes it in his hand until its head explodes in a bloody green mess.
  • A scene of a room full of bloody mush and unrecognizable body parts. Small insects are seen crawling around in the mess, eating teeth.
  • Many small insects are seen getting blown to pieces by a very large gun. We see body parts and blood splattering and hitting the camera.
  • We see the insects pounce on several men. We see one of them getting his face bitten and scratched at, while the other gets wrestled to the ground. In a later scene, the man who was wrestled to the ground has been reduced to a bloody skeleton.
  • A man with a scarred face attacks a group of guards with a spear-like weapon, we see many guards get stabbed, slashed, and dismembered. Blood is seen squirting out of wounds, and one scene shows the scarred faced man slice a guard's head off. We see the head hit the floor and bounce, leaving a bloody splatter.
  • Hellboy and Wink (a large tusked troll with a mechanical arm) get in a brawl. We see the two exchange blows until they are bruised and battered. In a later scene, Wink is pulled into a giant grinder. We only hear squishing and crunching, but in a quick scene, we see Wink's legs being sucked into the bloody grinder and see a pool of blood on the floor below the grinder.
  • A scarred faced man cuts a woman's face with a large knife. We see a bloody cut.
  • A demon stabs Hellboy in the heart with a spear. We see blood run down his shirt and a small bit squirt out when the man snaps the tip of the spear off inside of Hellboy's body.
  • A man stabs a king in the chest, and the king turns to stone.
  • Numerous combat sequences, in which participants are killed.
  • There're constant gun shooting throughout.


  • Hellboy calls another character "Glass-hole".
  • Hellboy mocks a character's German accent implying that he says "f*** you" when saying "focus".
  • 2 uses of hell, 2 uses of shit, 5 uses of damn, 6 uses of crap, 3 uses of ass, 2 use of screwed . some religious exclamatory

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • In one scene Hellboy takes a case of beer out of his locker, the one can he opens gets spilled
  • Hellboy smokes a few cigars. Two characters are intoxicated in one scene.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are a number of fantasy monsters and demons that appear frequently throughout. The title character may even scare very young viewers. There are also a number intense fights, but nothing too graphic.


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


  • Hellboy calls Prince Nuada "royal Ass-ness" just before they fight.

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