Why is Kick-Ass rated R?
Official MPAA Rating: Kick-Ass is rated R for for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children.
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Frequent portrayals of graphic violence.
- Pervasive gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence (blood and detailed wounds shown).
- Several scenes of explicit violence depicting shooting, stabbing and dismemberment.
- Several scenes of violence depicting fighting, burning and electrocution.
- Infrequent portrayals of torture (some blood and detail shown).
- Portrayals of corpses with detailed wounds.
- Brief graphic portrayals of torture.
- Frequent disturbing scenes.
- Occasional gory and grotesque images.
- Some scenes may frighten children.
- Breast nudity in seen in a non-sexual context.
- Portrayals of sexual activity (no nudity shown).
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Embracing, kissing and fondling.
- Approximately 128 instances of coarse language.
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, once in a sexual context.
- Frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, sexual slurs and profanity
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Two scenes of drug use and substance abuse.
- Depictions of smoking.