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Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is the leader of a team of soldiers for hire (played by Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Steve Austin and Mickey Rourke). The mercenaries agree to get rid of a South American dictator (David Zayas), only to discover the job description isn't what they were led to believe.

MPAA Rating: R for strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language.

Why is The Expendables rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Expendables is rated R for for strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language.

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 and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence.

- Occasional gory/grotesque images.

- Explicit depictions of decapitation and dismemberment.

- Graphic portrayals of brutality and torture.

- Frequent gun, weapons and hand-to-hand violence , as well as explosions (some blood and detail shown).

Sexual Content:

- Infrequent use of coarse sexual language and references.

-Embracing and kissing.


- Approximately 18 instances of coarse language including the sexual expletive (in a non-sexual context), as well as scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Portrayals of tobacco use.

The Expendables
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 18A
Ontario 18A Brutal Violence, Coarse Language.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A

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