Why is The American rated R?
Official MPAA Rating: The American is rated R for for violence, sexual content and nudity.
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Portrayals of graphic violence.
- Frequent gun and hand-to-hand violence (blood and some detail shown).
- Occasional disturbing scenes.
- Implied and simulated sexual activity, including breast nudity and some detail.
- Breast ,buttock and female frontal nudity seen in a non-sexual context.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Mild sexual references.
- One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.
- Infrequent mild cursing.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Tobacco use