Savages parents guide


When a Mexican drug cartel moves into their California town, Ben (Aaron Johnson) and Chon (Taylor Kitsch) find their lucrative grass-roots grow-op attracting undesirable attention. And to force the pair to either join their ranks or get out of the marijuana business, the drug lords (Salma Hayek and Benicio Del Toro) kidnap the local boys' shared girlfriend (Blake Lively).

Why is Savages rated R? The MPAA rated Savages R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout.

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 Savages rated R? Savages is rated R by the MPAA for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout.

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


- Graphic portrayals of torture and brutality.

- Frequent, visually explicit portrayals of violence.

- Explicit depiction of shooting.

- Depictions of beating, stabbing, shooting, burning, whipping and explosion.

- Sexual violence.

- Detailed gory and grotesque images including blood and detailed wounds.

- Frequent upsetting and disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Buttocks nudity seen in sexual situations.

- Breast nudity seen in a non-sexual context.

- Fondling.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Crude content.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Approximately 139 instances of coarse language.

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual or aggressive contexts.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang.

- Ethno-cultural slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Detailed and graphic portrayals of alcohol and substance abuse.

- Ten scenes of drug use involving marijuana and cocaine.

- Tobacco use.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Alberta 18A Brutal Violence, Sexual Content, Substance Abuse.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
Ontario 18A Brutal Violence, Sexual Content, Substance Abuse.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Eroticism.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A

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News About "Savages"

Cast and Crew

Savages is directed by Oliver Stone and stars Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Savages movie is November 12, 2012. Here are some details…

Savages releases to home video on November 13, 2012.

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This movie is based on a novel by Don Winslow.

A younger Aaron Johnson can be seen in The Thief Lord. Taylor Kitsch appears as the title character in John Carter. And Blake Lively starred as a more innocent role in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and its sequel.