MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +3

Content: -3

In this comedic action film, petty car thief Archie Moses (Adam Sandler), who also works for a powerful drug kingpin, thinks he's found a dependable partner in crime. But when he invites this buddy to participate in a big drug deal, Moses discovers that Rock Keats (Damon Wayans) is really an undercover cop. In the midst of this confusing drug bust, Moses accidentally shoots Keats in the head. Keats survives the experience, but thinks Moses tried to kill him. Nevertheless he's assigned to bring Moses, now a fugitive in Arizona, back to Los Angeles so he can testify against his former boss (James Caan). Unfortunately the journey for this pair is not an easy one, because someone is letting the kingpin know their every move and their lives are constantly threatened. The action elements of BULLETPROOF are pretty standard, but there is some entertainment and humorous interplay between Moses and Keats. Sandler gets many funny lines in the film, so it should be especially attractive to his fans.

BULLETPROOF has a lot more gunshots than laughs, however. Gun battles dominate the film, with both heroes and villains felled by bloody bullet wounds. One bad guy is killed with a bullet in the eye, where another is shot in the forehead. Keats, who has a metal plate in his head because of his injury, headbutts his attackers in fistfights. As the pair checks into a roadside motel, Moses makes suggestive comments to the desk clerk, proposing threesome sex with the man's wife and hinting Keats may be a homosexual. Later Keats and Moses are seen in a position that erroneously suggests they are having homosexual sex. The TV in their motel room shows pornographic videos, with sounds heard and brief glimpses of a couple having sex. Obscene language is overwhelming, with dozens of instances, including 61 s-words and 38 f-words, along with many crudities and profanities. Anyone who sees this violent, foul-mouthed film is going to emerge morally wounded.

Preview Reviewer: Mark Perry
Universal Pictures, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (46) times - Mild 18, Moderate 28

Obscene Language: Many (121) times - S-word 61, f-word 38, other 22

Profanity: Many (29) times - Regular 21 (GD 12, J 5, G 3, JC 1), Exclamatory 8

Violence: Many times - Moderate and Severe (incessant gunfire with many bloody bullet wounds, man shot in eyeball, man shot in head, fistfights; kicks in crotch, headbutts; men thrown out of car)

Sex: Sounds and brief visual images from pornographic movie shown on motel TV

Nudity: Few times - Rear male nudity twice; near nudity with scantily clad dancer in strip club

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Unconventional sex in pornographic movie; man proposes threesome and makes other sexually suggestive comments

Drugs: Alcohol drinking, some excessive; cigarette smoking; marijuana use; villain sells heroin


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Intended Audience: Teens and Adults

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