End of Watch parents guide

End of Watch

Release date September 21, 2012

Officers Taylor and Zavala (Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña) have been partners and friends for a long time. And each other may be all this pair of cops has after accidentally stumbling into an angry and vengeful drug cartel during the course of duty.

Why is End of Watch rated R? The MPAA rated End of Watch R for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug use.

End of Watch
Rating & Content Info

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.

Why is End of Watch rated R? End of Watch is rated R by the MPAA for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug use.

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.

- Frequent hand-to-hand and weapons violence, with some blood and detail shown.

- Depictions of fighting, beating, shooting and stabbing.

- Infrequent portrayals of corpses, with some blood and some detail shown.

- Infrequent visually explicit portrayals of violence.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Occasional upsetting and disturbing scenes.

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

Sexual Content:

- Implied sexual activity.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual or aggressive context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, ethno-cultural slurs, and crude sexual references.

- Approximately 510 instances of coarse language and 12 instances of sexual language.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Infrequent portrayals of illegal drug use (marijuana).

- Alcohol and substance abuse.

- Tobacco use.

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End of Watch
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Frequent Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Violence, Coarse Language.
Manitoba 18A Violence, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 18A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Vulgar Language.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A

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Cast and Crew

End of Watch is directed by David Ayer and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of End of Watch movie is January 21, 2013. Here are some details…

End of Watch comes to home video on January 22, 2013.

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Cops that feel like brothers are also featured in Courageous. Jake Gyllenhaal appears as another man in uniform in Source Code. And Michael Peña plays a character on the other side of the law in Tower Heist.