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Overall D+

Shawn McArthur (Channing Tatum) is struggling to stay alive in New York City, until his involvement in an ugly brawl catches the attention of Harvey Boarden (Terrance Howard). Recognizing a good contender when he sees one, Harvey introduces Shawn to the sport of illegal street fighting. It's a chance to earn some big money --but participating doesn't come without a price.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense fight sequences, some sexuality and brief strong language.

Why is Fighting rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Fighting is rated PG-13 for for intense fight sequences, some sexuality and brief strong language.

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Fighting After thieves steal items from pedestrians and vendors in a busy downtown business district, a fight breaks out on the street. A man cases out possible recruits for a fight club. Brawls between combatants (without any protective gear or rules) are held in a church, alleys, expensive apartments and an Asian brothel. Characters punch, kick and choke one another. Facial abrasions and some bloody cuts are seen. A bullet injures a man’s ear. Cross dressers are seen in a brothel-type building. A picture of a naked woman is seen on the wall. Profanities, scatological slang terms and racial slurs are used. Characters gamble and steal money. A couple kisses passionately. Sexual activity is suggested but not seen. Characters are shown drinking and smoking on numerous occasions.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Violence.
Ontario 14A
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A