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Officers Taylor and Zavala (Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña) have been partners and friends for a long time. And each other may be all this pair of cops has after accidentally stumbling into an angry and vengeful drug cartel during the course of duty.

Why is End of Watch rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: End of Watch is rated R for for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug use.

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.

- Frequent hand-to-hand and weapons violence, with some blood and detail shown.

- Depictions of fighting, beating, shooting and stabbing.

- Infrequent portrayals of corpses, with some blood and some detail shown.

- Infrequent visually explicit portrayals of violence.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Occasional upsetting and disturbing scenes.

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

Sexual Content:

- Implied sexual activity.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual or aggressive context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, ethno-cultural slurs, and crude sexual references.

- Approximately 510 instances of coarse language and 12 instances of sexual language.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Infrequent portrayals of illegal drug use (marijuana).

- Alcohol and substance abuse.

- Tobacco use.