What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie includes strong language (especially "f--k") and sexual references and situations (including a sex scene that begins in a shower). Characters smoke and drink. The film includes gross-out scenes (maggots, roaches, blood) and gory, emphatic violence (assaults involve knives, guns, drowning, electrocution, acid-poisoning, liquid-nitrogen freezing, a head chopped off). A dead cat is left hanging in a bathroom. Almost all characters are killed.
- Families can talk about the film's various and familiar competitions -- between teachers and students; men and women; white, black, and Latina characters; abled and disabled characters (Vince is in a wheelchair). The movie also raises questions about trust and loyalty, to a team, to friends, and to a law-and-order ideal.