Kick-Ass parents guide


Release date April 16, 2010

Mild mannered Dave Lizewski (Johnson) fantasizes about being a super hero, so the teen dons a green suit and hits the streets (and the bad guys) with only a couple of baseball bats for weapons. When his heroics are broadcast over the Internet, other wannabe action figures decide to follow his example.

Why is Kick-Ass rated R? The MPAA rated Kick-Ass R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children.

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 Kick-Ass rated R? Kick-Ass is rated R by the MPAA for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children.

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


- Frequent portrayals of graphic violence.

- Pervasive gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence (blood and detailed wounds shown).

- Several scenes of explicit violence depicting shooting, stabbing and dismemberment.

- Several scenes of violence depicting fighting, burning and electrocution.

- Infrequent portrayals of torture (some blood and detail shown).

- Portrayals of corpses with detailed wounds.

- Brief graphic portrayals of torture.

- Frequent disturbing scenes.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Breast nudity in seen in a non-sexual context.

- Portrayals of sexual activity (no nudity shown).

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing, kissing and fondling.


- Approximately 128 instances of coarse language.

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

- Frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, sexual slurs and profanity

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Two scenes of drug use and substance abuse.

- Depictions of smoking.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 18A Coarse Language, Violence, Substance Abuse.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Vulgar Language.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A

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News About "Kick-Ass"

Cast and Crew

Kick-Ass is directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloe Moretz.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Kick-Ass movie is August 3, 2010. Here are some details…

Kick-Ass releases on Blu-ray and DVD on August 3, 2010.

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