The Hitman’s Bodyguard parents guide

The Hitman’s Bodyguard Parent Guide

Get me to the court on time.

Release date August 18, 2017

When a hitman (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to be a witness at an international court, someone must keep him alive until after he testifies. That job falls on a capable bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) -- even though he has some reservations about the man he is supposed to protect.

Why is The Hitman’s Bodyguard rated R? The MPAA rated The Hitman’s Bodyguard R for strong violence and language throughout.

Run Time: 119 minutes

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard
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 Hitman’s Bodyguard rated R? The Hitman’s Bodyguard is rated R by the MPAA for strong violence and language throughout.

Violence:
- Frequent non-graphic violence.
- Frequent scenes of violence depicting injury and physical assault.
- Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in an action context, with blood and some detail.
- Brief explicit violence.
- Torture.
- Gory and grotesque images.
- Upsetting and disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:
- Nude buttocks seen in a sexual context.
- Crude content.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Fondling.
- Sexual innuendo.

Profanity:
Approximately 180 instances of coarse language, including:
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in an aggressive context.
- Frequent use of scatological slang.
- Infrequent use of vulgar expressions, cursing and profanity.
- Three instances of sexual language.
- Developmental and sexual slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Tobacco use.
- Alcohol use.
- Infrequent portrayals of prescription drug use in a recreational context.

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News About "The Hitman’s Bodyguard"

Promotional materials for The Hitman's Bodyguard have been plentiful in the days building up to the release of the comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson. As part of the studio's plan to create anticipation for the film, a "Red Band Trailer" has been released. (We have not included a link to it because that designation means the trailer contains material that is not appropriate for all ages.)

The selected footage gives viewers a taste of the humor they can expect in the movie, which consists mostly of the irony of hiring a desk jockey in a suit (Reynolds) to protect a rough-and-tumble, gun-for-hire (Jackson). Violent altercations and threats of harm are turned into jokes. And the f-word is frequently thrown around for laughs. (It does promote the use of seat-belts though.) Because the video is marked "Red Band", there is no attempt to edit or bleep anything potentially offense.

While both leading men are talented performers, the inclusion of foul language and gunplay will likely have many family movie goers on their guard.

Cast and Crew

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is directed by Patrick Hughes and stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek.

Home Video

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Ryan Reynolds stars in Woman in Gold and The Proposal, and lends his voice talents to The Croods. Samuel L. Jackson can be seen in the films The Avengers and Coach Carter, and heard in The Incredibles.