Picture from 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).

Why is Lone Survivor rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Lone Survivor is rated R for for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language.

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 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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