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MPAA Rated R for scenes of strong graphic violence, and for language

Sex & Nudity

  • A man and woman kiss in a sexual manner in a bathroom
  • A 12-year-old girl tells the hotel manager that Leon is not her father but in fact her lover (a lie).
  • The 12 year old girl keeps talking about how she loves Leon, which may come off as somewhat sexual to some viewers

Violence & Gore

  • The violence here is pretty graphic, but the film focuses more on the drama than the action so it's pretty infrequent.
  • A man pulls someone off of a balcony and you hear them scream as they fall.
  • A man shoots someone. While you do not see the bullet hit, you do see some blood on a nearby wall.
  • A man shoots a girl with a shotgun (not graphic) but you do see a bloody wound for a second.
  • A small boy is shot dead. This is not shown, however it is discussed heavily throughout the film and you see the killer trying to shoot the boy. This scene is extremely intense
  • A man walks into a room and shoots two people with considerable blood spray


  • F*ck is said 15-20 times
  • Some strong, but mostly infrequent language. A few f words and s words

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Stansfield takes some kind of psychoactive pill twice during the film; he also lights up a cigarette in one scene.
  • 12-year-old Mathilda (Natalie Portman) smokes, but quits when Leon tells her to. She is seen later smoking in secret. As contractually insisted upon by Portman's parents, Mathilda is seen smoking only five times, never seen inhaling or exhaling, and quits for good by the end of the film.
  • Tony is shown drinking several times at his bar
  • At a restaurant, a 12-year-old girl gets drunk.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Themes of dirty cops and a small girl training to be an assassin may upset some people
  • There is a rather long scene where an entire family with young children is executed one by one.
  • There is also an undercurrent of sexual tension between a pre-adolescent girl and a much older man.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • A man shoots a person in a bathtub at close range with a shotgun. The bubbles hide most of the blood.
  • A man is shot twice (he slides down a wall). He tries to crawl away, but the shooter follows him, standing over him shooting him in the back a few times before killing him. The body is seen later in the film. (blood on the floor and blood spray at the impact of each bullet).
  • A man shoots numerous SWAT team members. We hear gunshots and see three or four dead bodies. We see brief bloody spray.
  • A man is shot, he collapses to the ground and we see a pool of blood.

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