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The Expendables

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. Get the movie review and more. »


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Sexual Content: --
Language: --
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 102
Theater Release: 13 Aug 2010
Video Release: 23 Nov 2010
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is The Expendables Rated R?

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.

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