Picture from The Expendables 2

Reprising their roles from The Expendables, this team of mercenaries (Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li) takes on what should be an easy job, but turns into a mission of revenge when one of the guys is killed in action.

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence throughout.

Why is The Expendables 2 rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Expendables 2 is rated R for for strong bloody violence throughout.

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.

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

- Frequent depictions of beating, shooting, stabbing, decapitation, dismemberment and explosion.

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

- Some scenes may frighten children.


- Approximately 11 instances of coarse language.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

- One use of a developmental slur.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.

The Expendables 2
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frequent Violence.
Alberta 14A Gory Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence.
Ontario 14A Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A