Monkey Man parents guide

Monkey Man Parent Guide

This violent, bloody tale has a bit more depth, a bit more life than some of the more stylized bloodbaths in the genre.

Overall D

Theaters: A young man unleashes vengeance against the powerful elites who oppress the poor underclass of a large Indian city.

Release date April 5, 2024

Violence D
Sexual Content D
Profanity D
Substance Use D

Why is Monkey Man rated R? The MPAA rated Monkey Man R for strong bloody violence throughout, rape, language throughout, sexual content/nudity and drug use.

Run Time: 113 minutes

Parent Movie Review

Directed by Dev Patel. Starring Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Pitobash. Running time: 113 minutes. Theatrical release April 5, 2024. Updated

Monkey Man
Rating & Content Info

Why is Monkey Man rated R? Monkey Man is rated R by the MPAA for strong bloody violence throughout, rape, language throughout, sexual content/nudity and drug use.

Violence: Individuals are frequently brutally beaten, sometimes fatally. People are also stabbed, shot, strangled, burned, and otherwise murdered. A character’s nose is bitten off in a fight. A bullet wound is seen being cauterized. A man kills a woman after threatening her with rape.
Sexual Content: Adults are briefly seen having sex, and female toplessness is visible. There are frequent references to prostitution and sex trafficking, although there is no other nudity on screen. There is an attempted sexual assault.
Profanity: There are at least 66 sexual expletives, half a dozen scatological terms, and infrequent use of mild curses and terms of deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Adult characters are seen drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes socially on a regular basis. Cocaine is used on several occasions. A character suffers after snorting what he believes to be cocaine, but is bleach. A man uses a hallucinogen in a spiritual context.

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You can find Dev Patel being superb in films like The Green Knight, Hotel Mumbai, Lion, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, The Man Who Knew Infinity, and The Personal History of David Copperfield, and Slumdog Millionaire. If, for some reason, you’d like to see him in something almost unwatchably bad, try Chappie. Another recent film about poverty in India is The White Tiger.