Picture from Kick-Ass

Mild mannered Dave Lizewski (Johnson) fantasizes about being a super hero, so the teen dons a green suit and hits the streets (and the bad guys) with only a couple of baseball bats for weapons. When his heroics are broadcast over the Internet, other wannabe action figures decide to follow his example.

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.

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 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.

Sexual Content:

- 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.