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12 Rounds

An arrest and an accidental death caused by a car crash are all in the line of duty for Detective Danny Fisher (John Cena), until an escaped convict (Aidan Gillen) decides to hold him personally accountable. Kidnapping Fisher's girlfriend (Ashley Scott), the vengeful criminal arranges 12 Rounds of dangerous tests that must be successfully completed if the police officer ever hopes to see his fiancée alive again. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 27 Mar 2009
Video Release: 30 Jun 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is 12 Rounds Rated PG-13?


This film contains almost non-stop action that includes explosions and gunfire. Scenes also show car crashes, disabled trolley cars, armed characters on a city bus and frequent portrayals of property damage. After leading a group of men to a secluded location on the wharf, a man is gunned down. Men are later stabbed, shot or injured in falls and other accidents. After a woman is hit and killed by a speeding car, her body is repeatedly shown in a pool of blood. Cars are commandeered by out of uniform police. A man jumps from a building and hits some scaffolding below. A man is killed when an elevator falls down a shaft. High-pressure gas is released into a downtown area. Characters jump from a speeding car. An electric substation is destroyed. Security guards are gunned down. A man sets off an explosion near a hospital. Ammunition is exchanged in densely populated areas including a hotel, hospital and the street. A helicopter explodes in mid-air and rains down debris on the city street below. Characters are often in peril. A woman has a bomb strapped to her chest. Two characters jump from a helicopter hovering above the city. A man’s past criminal activities are discussed including a decapitation, dirty bombs, and an airplane bombing. A man spies on a woman in the shower. Characters are involved in sexual bantering and discussions. A couple is shown kissing. Characters consume alcohol in home, bar and party settings. Profanities, terms of Christian deity, some sexual language and a racial slur are used in the script.

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