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In this sequel to Machete, the assassin again has reason to kill when he is asked by the US government to take out an arms dealer in Mexico.

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence throughout, language and some sexual content.

Why is Machete Kills rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Machete Kills is rated R for for strong bloody violence throughout, language and some sexual content.

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


- Frequent scenes of explicit violence.

- Pervasive hand-to-hand, weapons and gun violence, with blood, gore and detailed wounds.

- Depictions of shooting, fighting, decapitation, burning and disembowelment.

- Depiction of torture.

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

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Frequent horror and gory/grotesque images.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual language, references and innuendo.

- Buttocks nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Sexually suggestive scene.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Crude content.


Approximately 85 instances of coarse language, including:

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in an aggressive or sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, cursing and vulgar expressions.

- Infrequent use of ethno-cultural slurs and crude sexual language.

Alcohol and Drug Use>

- References to drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco.

- Tobacco use.

Machete Kills
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frequent Violence, Coarse Language
Alberta 18A Gory Violence, Crude Coarse Language.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Disturbing Content.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Gory Scenes, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Vulgar Language.
Martimes 18A
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