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Sex is a deadly weapon, or so a New York City crime boss (Terrence Howard) in is about to find out. Wanting revenge for past grievances, Beatrice (Noomi Rapace) uses her seductive powers to talk one of his hit men (Colin Farrell) into helping her kill the kingpin.

MPAA Rating: R for violence, language throughout and a scene of sexuality.

Why is Dead Man Down rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Dead Man Down is rated R for for violence, language throughout and a scene of sexuality.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

- Torture.

- Gory and grotesque images.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner, with detail, blood and tissue damage.

- Frequent portrayals of gun and hand-to-hand violence with blood and some detail.

- Depictions of beating, shooting, hanging, burning and explosion.

Sexual Content:

- Brief portrayal of sexual activity with buttock nudity and some detail.

- Nudity seen in a non-sexual context.

- Implied sexual activity


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang.

- Limited use of slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Tobacco use / smoking.

Dead Man Down
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children, Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A