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Grudge Match

Sylvester Stallone steps back into the boxing ring, this time as an aging pugilist who has agreed to stage a grudge match between himself and a competitor (Robert De Niro) he hasn't faced in 30 years. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 113
Theater Release: 25 Dec 2013
Video Release: 08 Apr 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Grudge Match Rated PG-13?

Violence: Sports violence includes punching, a kick to the groin and brief mixed martial arts action. Some bloody injuries are shown. Characters are knocked out. Characters are involved in a car accident that leaves one of them with a cut on the head.

Sexual Content: A man repeatedly talks about his sexual exploits including getting a woman pregnant. A character has implied sexual encounter in the back seat of a car is implied between an older man and a much younger woman (only bare shoulders are shown). Numerous crude terms for body parts, prostitutes and sexual acts are repeatedly used. A reference is made to inappropriate interactions with a scoutmaster. A man brags about his sexual activities. A man makes a comical quip about raping a fellow prisoner. Girls are shown in bikinis.

Language: The script contains frequent profanities, scatological slang and terms of Deity, along with crude terms for sexual acts and anatomy. A man uses a crude hand gesture.

Alcohol / Drug Use:A character drinks frequently, including at breakfast. His alcohol consumption is a problem during training and causes him to make other poor choices.

Other: A character soaks his hands in horse urine. Characters teach a child to lie.

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