Peppermint Parent Guide
A vigilante story that is not minty fresh.
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Rating & Content Info
Why is Peppermint rated R? Peppermint is rated R by the MPAA for strong violence and language throughout.Violence:
- Frequent scenes of violence depicting weapons, physical assault and/or injury.
- Occasional gory/grotesque images
- Occasional upsetting or disturbing scenes
- Violent acts shown in clear, unequivocal and realistic detail with blood and tissue damage
- Sexual references
- Approximately 65 instances of coarse and/or sexual language.
- Limited use of slurs
- Infrequent strong aggressive coarse language
- Illustrated or verbal references to drugs, alcohol or tobacco
- Crude content
Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Substance abuse
- Tobacco use
Page last updated December 13, 2018
News About "Peppermint"
Peppermint is stirring up controversy by reportedly playing into negative stereotypes of Latinos. Protagonist Riley survives a gang shooting that kills her husband and daughter. The assailants are Latinos and Riley swears vengeance against them. After training hard to turn herself into the perfect killing machine, Riley hunts her family's killers. The rest of the film is Riley killing lots of Latinos - and displaying their bodies in public, in true gangster style. There is no way to know if her victims are actually the murderers as there has been no positive identification or due process. Viewers are simply expected to assume that "they needed killing".
It is a good thing this movie has a Restricted rating. Because clearly the violence is not the only negative message in this story.
Cast and Crew
Peppermint is directed by Pierre Morel and stars Jennifer Garner, Michael Mosley, John Gallagher Jr..