Kick-Ass parents guide

Kick-Ass Parent Guide

Release date April 16, 2010

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? The MPA rated Kick-Ass R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children.

Run Time: 119 minutes

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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 Kick-Ass rated R? Kick-Ass is rated R by the MPAA for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children.

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.

Sexual Content:

- 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.

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News About "Kick-Ass"

Cast and Crew

Kick-Ass is directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloe Moretz.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Kick-Ass movie is August 3, 2010. Here are some details…

Kick-Ass releases on Blu-ray and DVD on August 3, 2010.

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