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Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a professional assassin known as a mechanic. When the man (Donald Sutherland) who taught him the business is killed, Bishop agrees to help his mentor's son (Ben Foster) learn the trade so they can seek revenge together.

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

Why is The Mechanic rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Mechanic is rated R for for strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity.

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


- Visually explicit portrayals of violence.

- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence.

- Brief graphic portrayals of torture.

- Detailed gory and grotesque images.

- Depictions of shooting, stabbing, beating, fighting, explosions and car crashes.

Sexual Content:

- Portrayals of sexual activity.

- Brief breast and buttock nudity seen in a sexual situation.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Mild sexual references.


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

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity and mild cursing.

Drug and Alcohol Use

- Substance abuse.

- Frequent smoking.

The Mechanic
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Alberta 18A Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Sexual Content.
Ontario 18A Coarse Language, Sexual Violence, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
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