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Killing Them Softly

When a mob-related high-stakes poker game gets held up, Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) and his gun-for-hire are called in to settle the score. Get the movie review and more. »


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Violence: --
Sexual Content: --
Language: --
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 97
Theater Release: 29 Nov 2012
Video Release: 26 Mar 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Killing Them Softly Rated R?

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Brutal violence.

- Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand combat and weapons use, with some blood and detail shown.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with details, blood and tissue damage.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Depictions of torture.

- Depictions of beating and shooting.

- Disturbing Scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Frequent use of coarse sexual language and references.

- Scene of nudity (depicting buttocks) in a sexual context.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Crude content.


Approximately 240 instances of coarse language: including:

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, many in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang and profanity.

- Infrequent use of developmental, ethno-cultural, and sexual slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- References to and portrayals of drug use, including heroine use.

- Frequent tobacco use (smoking).

- Detailed alcohol abuse.

- Substance abuse.

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