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Lone Survivor

Not all missions are a success. Such is the case when four Navy SEALs are assigned to capture or kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd in June 2005. Based on a true story, this movie follows their ill-fated attempt and the tale of the lone survivor (Mark Wahlberger). Get the movie review and more. »


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Run Time: 122
Theater Release: 10 Jan 2014
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MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Lone Survivor Rated R?

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


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Explicit gory and grotesque images.

- Frequent portrayals of gun, weapon, and hand-to-hand violence, with blood, gore and some detail.

- Frequent depictions of beating, shooting, stabbing and explosions.

- Frequent portrayals of wound damage with blood and some detail.

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

Sexual Content:

- Infrequent use of crude sexual language.

- Mild sexual references.


Approximately 180 instances of coarse language including:

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in non-sexual contexts.

- One use of the sexual expletive in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang.

- Infrequent use of profanity, cursing and vulgar expressions.

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