Killing Them Softly parents guide

Killing Them Softly

When a mob-related high-stakes poker game gets held up, Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) and his gun-for-hire are called in to settle the score.

Why is Killing Them Softly rated R? The MPAA rated Killing Them Softly R for violence, sexual references, pervasive language, and some drug use.

Killing Them Softly
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 Killing Them Softly rated R? Killing Them Softly is rated R by the MPAA for violence, sexual references, pervasive language, and some drug use.

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


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Brutal violence.

- Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand combat and weapons use, with some blood and detail shown.

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

- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Depictions of torture.

- Depictions of beating and shooting.

- Disturbing Scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Frequent use of coarse sexual language and references.

- Scene of nudity (depicting buttocks) in a sexual context.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Crude content.


Approximately 240 instances of coarse language: including:

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

- Frequent use of scatological slang and profanity.

- Infrequent use of developmental, ethno-cultural, and sexual slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- References to and portrayals of drug use, including heroine use.

- Frequent tobacco use (smoking).

- Detailed alcohol abuse.

- Substance abuse.

Page last updated

Killing Them Softly
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frequent Coarse Language, Violence.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Brutal Violence, Not Recommended for Children
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
Ontario 18A Brutal Violence, Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Vulgar Language.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

No Review

We do not have a full review for Killing Them Softly 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 "Killing Them Softly"

Cast and Crew

Killing Them Softly is directed by Andrew Dominik and stars Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy.

This movie is based on George V Higgins' novel Cogan's Trade.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Killing Them Softly movie is March 26, 2013. Here are some details…

Killing Them Softly releases to home video on March 26, 2013.

Related home video titles:

Brad Pitt plays a character worried about a different kind of score in Moneyball. Ray Liotta appears in a friendlier role in Wild Hogs. And Richard Jenkins gives an award-winning performance in The Visitor.