Ride Along parents guide

Ride Along

Another buddy cop movies with plenty of bumps along the way

Overall C-

What would you do to get the girl of your dreams? For Ben (Kevin Hart), a security guard with dreams of joining the police force, it is proving his worthiness to his girlfriend's (Tika Sumpter) over protective brother James (Ice Cube) -- who happens to be a cop. To do so Ben agrees to ride along with James on a typical workday.

Release date January 17, 2014

Violence D+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use B+

Why is Ride Along rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Ride Along PG-13 for sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language.

Run Time: 100 minutes

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Ride Along
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Ride Along rated PG-13? Ride Along is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language.

Violence: Various scenes depict altercations between police and civilians, and many show the use of guns being shot to subdue, injure and sometimes kill assailants. Car chases include people running for cover and property damage. In one scene a man, posing as a police officer, verbally threatens another who is withholding information and haphazardly shoots the man in the shoulder. Men with guns hold women in a strip club hostage. Men invade an apartment, tie a woman to a chair and make threats toward her. At a shooting range an inexperienced character uses weapons in a dangerous manner. Within a video game a character’s leg is dismembered by an explosion and while laying on the ground many other game characters repeatedly shoot his body.

Sexual Content: A couple begins embracing passionately and engaging in sexual dialogue, but are interrupted. Sexual discussions involving clinical and crude anatomical terms are heard in a couple of scenes. After approaching a young boy on a school playground a man is accused of being a pedophile. Women are seen in bikinis while working in a strip club.

Language: Frequent scatological and other mild and moderate profanities. A sexual expletive is used in a non-sexual contest. Infrequent crude and clinical sexual references and discussion are heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: People are drinking in a bar.

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Ride Along
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Violence.
Manitoba 14A Violence, Language May Offend.
Ontario 14A Violence, Language May Offend.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Ride Along"

Cast and Crew

Ride Along is directed by Tim Story and stars Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Tika Sumpter.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Ride Along movie is April 15, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Ride Along

Release Date: 15 April 2014

Ride Along releases to home video (Blu ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Gag Reel

- It Was A Good Day: On The Set Of Ride Along

- Atlanta – The Character

- Director’s Commentary

- Alternate Ending

- Deleted Scenes & Alternate Take

- Short Feature: Kev & Cube’s Wild Ride

- Featurette: An Explosive Ride: Behind the scenes with the stars and their stunt doubles.

- Featurette: You Gonna Learn Today: An inside look at the film’s off-script moments including b-roll, dailies and alternate takes.

- Featurette: Anatomy of the Big Blast: Watch as the cast and crew prep for the movie’s most explosive sequence!

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