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Overall D+

Some cops are big, tough and scary, like Highsmith and Danson (Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson). Then there are the other guys, the ones who do the paper work. Sadly, Detectives Allen Gamble and Terry Hoitz (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg) fit in the later category. Tired of pushing pencils, the pair decides to become real policemen -- with dangerous results for both the criminals and themselves.

Violence C-
Sexual Content C
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material.

Why is The Other Guys rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: The Other Guys is rated PG-13 for for crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Violence: Frequent altercations involving guns are depicted in this film. People are shot on screen. Some hand-to-hand conflict is also seen. A suicide (by jumping from a building) is explicitly portrayed. Verbal abuse is rampant, with employees frequently making demeaning remarks toward each other as well as towards the few female characters in this film. One man continually belittles his wife. A man runs a car over a corpse covered in a bloodied sheet. A bomb explodes in a building, injuring two people. A man uses a wrecking ball to cause major property damage. Virtually all of the violence is presented for comedic effect, with little or no consequence.

Sexual Content: Frequent sexual remarks are heard (some of which are demeaning toward other characters) and the script includes explicit sexual conversations. A recurring joke is heard about homeless men having an orgy in a car. A married couple is seen embracing prior to implied sex. A woman is seen wearing a low-cut dress.

Language: A single sexual expletive is included in the film’s soundtrack. Another crude term for sex is used in dialogue. Scatological, crude and sexual anatomical terms, along with moderate and mild profanities are used frequently.

Drugs/Alcohol Use: After driving erratically, a car’s exterior is covered in cocaine. Two police officers become heavily intoxicated and one is vomiting the next day—all within a comedic context.

The Other Guys
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse and Sexual Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Crude Sexual Content, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence, Language May Offend.
Ontario 14A Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video PG