Why is Lawless rated R?
Official MPAA Rating: Lawless is rated R for for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Frequent explicit violence.
- Portrayals of torture.
- Upsetting and disturbing scenes that may have an adverse psychological impact.
- Occasional gory and grotesque images.
- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with detail, blood and tissue damage.
- Frequent depictions of beating, shooting, stabbing, throat-slitting and mutilation.
- Infrequent portrayals of corpses.
- Infrequent breast and female frontal nudity shown in a non-sexual context.
- Partial and full nudity shown in a sexual situation.
- Implied sexual activity.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in an aggressive context.
- Frequent cursing.
- Infrequent use of ethno-cultural and sexual slurs.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Frequent tobacco use (smoking).
- Alcohol abuse.