The Fighter parents guide

The Fighter

Release date December 10, 2010

The life of a boxer is hard, but thanks to the coaching of his brother (Christian Bale), "Irish" Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) prepares to step into the ring. Based on a true story, The Fighter shows the greatest battles in this sport often take place outside the ropes.

Why is The Fighter rated R? The MPAA rated The Fighter R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality.

The Fighter
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 The Fighter rated R? The Fighter is rated R by the MPAA for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality.

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


- Portrayal of hand-to-hand violence and injuries (some blood and details shown).

- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence.

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Occasional disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing, kissing and fondling.

- Implied sexual activity, including a depiction of oral sex.

- Portrayals of prostitutes.


- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive.

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

- Slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Detailed portrayals of illegal drug use for recreational purposes.

- Frequent portrayals of tobacco use.

- Gritty depiction of addictions.

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The Fighter
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Substance Abuse.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Substance Abuse.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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No Review

We do not have a full review for The Fighter because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have some information about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the Content Details section.

News About "The Fighter"

Cast and Crew

The Fighter is directed by David O. Russell and stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Fighter movie is March 15, 2011. Here are some details…

The Fighter releases to home video on March 15, 2011, with the following extras:

The Fighter (DVD) offers:

- Commentary by Director David O. Russell

- The Warriors Code: Filming The Fighter

The Fighter (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) includes:

- Commentary by Director David O. Russell

- The Warriors Code: Filming The Fighter

- Keeping the Faith

- Deleted Scenes (with optional commentary)

Related home video titles:

Other movies that feature boxing, and the toll the sport takes on the fighters are Rocky, Cinderella Man and Resurrecting the Champ.