Free Fire parents guide

Free Fire Parent Guide

Gun violence is costly.

Release date April 21, 2017

When an arms deal between two gangs goes awry, guns start blazing. The film stars Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley and Brie Larson.

Why is Free Fire rated R? The MPA rated Free Fire R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use.

Run Time: 91 minutes

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Free Fire
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 Free Fire rated R? Free Fire is rated R by the MPAA for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual references and drug use.

- Frequent explicit violence.
- Brief, visually explicit portrayals of violence.
- Pervasive gun, weapon, and hand-to-hand violence, with blood and detail.
- Violent acts shown in realistic detail with blood and tissue damage.
- Frequent depictions of physical assault, injury and surgery.
- Occasional gory images.
- Disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:
- Sexual language and references.
- Crude content.

Approximately 330 instances of coarse language, including:
- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity and vulgar expressions.
- Sexual and developmental slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Two scenes of illegal drug use (cocaine) in a recreational context.
- Tobacco use.

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News About "Free Fire"

Free Fire is an explosive paradox of violence and comedy. With profanities flying as fast as the bullets, it's unlikely audiences will will notice the script's more subtle messages about the irony of trying to control weapons violence with weapons. Certainly not a family-friendly title, this story of an illegal arms deal gone wrong features a shoot out in a factory, where killing is treated casually, and the resulting blood and injury are depicted in detail.

Parents should be aware that the trailer for this film is red-banded, meaning it contains content that is inappropriate for anyone under 18. (Some older folks might find its foul language and pervasive gun-use objectionable too. )

Coincidentally, this movie starring Brie Larson, releases to home video (July 18, 2017) the same day as another of her films, Kong: Skull Island. If you like the actress, you may prefer the later title where she goes ape after encountering what's reported to be the world's largest guerrilla.

Cast and Crew

Free Fire is directed by Ben Wheatley and stars Artie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Free Fire movie is July 18, 2017. Here are some details…

Free Fire releases to home video on July 18, 2017.

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Brie Larson also stars in Room. And Cillian Murphy appears in The Dark Knight Rises.