The Expendables 4 age rating: Is the movie appropriate for kids?

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The Expendables are back, and they’re ready to stop a terrorist organization in The Expendables 4! The film promises all sorts of action and high-stakes. With that in mind, is the movie appropriate for kids to watch?

The film sees the return of Jason Statham as Lee Christmas; Dolph Lundgren as Gunner Jensen; Randy Couture as Toll Road; and Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross. The franchise is also introducing us to some newcomers including Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson as Easy Day; Megan Fox as CIA agent Gina; Tony Jaa as Decha; Iko Uwais as main antagonist Suarto Rahmat; Jacob Scipio as Galan; Levy Tran as Lash; and Andy Garcia as Marsh.

The Expendables 4, aka Expend4bles, makes its debut in theaters Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. So is it ok for you to take your kids? Can your teens go watch it alone? We’ve got the answer for you below!

The Expendables 4 age rating: Is the movie appropriate for kids?

The Expendables 4 is rated R for strong and bloody violence throughout the film, as well as language and sexual material, according to the Motion Picture Association. The age rating means “Restricted” and the contents of the movie are not suitable for those under the age of 17. And since the action production will be in theaters, your teens won’t be able to enter and watch it without an adult present.

The “adrenaline-fueled adventure” sees the return of the elite mercenaries we know, with the newcomers we mentioned above joining the team. The group is usually called in as the world’s “last line of defense,” per the synopsis. They get the job done, but with the new team members bringing in their own tactics, there may be tension that starts to form within the group. But they’ll need to learn to put their differences aside to stop Suarto Rahmat, the leader of a terrorist organization smuggling nuclear weapons. This has the chance to start a fight between the U.S. and Russia.

The Expendables 4 begins playing Friday, Sept. 22, 2023 in theaters.

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