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There is no honor among thieves. So although this aging gang of crooks (Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, Christopher Walken) may think they have been pals for a long time, the truth is one of has taken an assignment to kill one of his buddies.

MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content, violence and brief drug use.

Why is Stand Up Guys rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Stand Up Guys is rated R for for language, sexual content, violence and brief drug use.

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 non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

- Infrequent portrayals of gun and hand-to-hand violence, with some blood and little detail.

- Several scenes of violence depicting beating and shooting.

- Disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual language, references and innuendo.

- Scene of sexual content.

- Non-sexual nudity.

- Implied sexual activity.


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

- Frequent use of scatological slang and crude sexual references.

- Infrequent use of ethno-cultural slurs, mild cursing, and profanity.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Tobacco use / smoking.

- Infrequent, detailed portrayals of prescription drug abuse.

Stand Up Guys
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Crude Sexual Content, Substance Abuse.
Manitoba 14A Violence, Sexual Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Tobacco Use.
Quebec 13+ Vulgar Language.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A