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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.
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?
Kick-Ass is rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Kick-Ass...
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.
- 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.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Kick-Ass.
In The Incredibles another young fan uses his genius for invention to try and mimic the super powers of his heroes. Some of the famous superheroes that have inspired many a youngster to try to leap tall buildings can be seen in the movies Spider-man, Batman and Superman.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A
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Details on home video releases of Kick-Ass...
Kick-Ass releases on Blu-ray and DVD on August 3, 2010.