Biopic of the notorious British gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray (Tom Hardy): the criminal operation of the twin brothers in the East End of London in the 1960s spread fear but also made them celebrities when they expanded into owning fashionable nightclubs. Also with Colin Morgan, Tom Hardy, Christopher Eccleston, Joshua Hill, Paul Anderson, Tara Fitzgerald, Nicholas Farrell and Adam Fogerty. Directed by Brian Helgeland. [2:12]
SEX/NUDITY 4 - A woman undresses and we see her bra strap and panty hose as her husband grabs her and it is implied that he rapes her off screen (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
► A man and a woman kiss in several scenes. A man and a woman kiss tenderly on a street. A man climbs up a drain pipe to a woman's window and proposes to her; she accepts and they kiss. A man and a woman dance close together in a club scene.
► A man takes a piece of candy from a woman's mouth and puts it in his own mouth, then returns part of it to her again later. A man caresses a younger man's bare chest and shoulders in sexual interest (the younger man is shirtless). Men drink and smoke in a room where a video of what looks like two men wrestling with sexual undertones plays, and one man watches as he slaps another man, who is on all fours and wearing only jockeys with a bamboo paddle on the buttocks (the implication is that it is a gay orgy).
► A man asks a woman on a date and she accepts. A man offers another man a woman and he says, "I prefer boys." A man tells another man, "I'm a homosexual," and, "I'm a giver." A man says that another man is "very lovely" and asks a man if he "likes it down the hatch." A police man shows photos of politicians in presumably sexually compromising positions (we do not see them).
► Women wearing skimpy outfits dance on a stage in a club (we see cleavage and bare abdomens). We see the silhouette of a presumably nude woman in a picture outside a club. A woman wears a low-cut slip that reveals cleavage.
VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - A man points a gun at another man, pulls the trigger and it does not discharge; the attacker grabs a knife and stabs the man repeatedly and slashes his throat in an extended scene (we see blood and hear slashing) until the victim groans and moans and then lies motionless on his stomach and the attacker leaves covered with blood.
► A man shoots a man in the head in bar; the victim smiles slightly as blood trickles from the bullet wound and falls back to the floor. A man hangs upside down by his feet and we see that he is shirtless with cables clipped to his nipples; he is questioned, punched in the face a couple of times and shocked (we see sparks and he yells).
► A husband grabs his wife and shoves her around, she falls on the floor and pleads with him to stop, the camera moves to the other room as we hear the woman continue to plead and cry "Stop"; it is implied that the man rapes the woman off screen and we see her later with a bruise on her face.
► Men are shown holding metal pipes in a pub brawl, getting ready to hurt two men: one man pretends to have guns in his pockets, leaves and returns with two hammers, which he uses to strike a man in the back of the head, another man has brass knuckles and the rest of the men fight with punches, kicks and heavy blows; one man bites another man's ear (we see blood gushing) and several are shown with bloody faces when the fight ends. Several prison guards with batons beat a man repeatedly and we see his very bloody face as they drag him nearly unconscious to a cell. A man in a prison cell handcuffs a guard to the bars and hits him in the head with the guard's baton (he falls unconscious and dangles from the bars). Two men fight with slaps and punches, one grabs the other by the crotch and he moans, one punches the other in the nose (we see blood on his face), one man throws a bottle at the other man and it shatters and one man hits another man on the head with a bottle (we see his very bloody face); both men lie on the floor and one says, "I'm fragile, I'm not myself." A man throws another man to the floor and we see blood on his forehead. A man yells at another man then punches him in the face (we see his bloody nose). A man hits another man in the head with a bottle and we see his bloody head and forehead. A man punches another man in the face and we see his bloody face and shirt. A man punches another man in the stomach and he falls to his knees moaning. After arguing a wife slaps her husband in the face.
► A man pulls a gun on another man, they struggle over the weapon and it discharges hitting one man in the leg (we see blood and tissue); the other man runs away and the wounded man shoots at him a couple of times.
► A man pulls a gun on another man. A man is struck by a car and rolls onto the hood then back onto the street (no injuries are shown). A man tells another man that he cheated him and the second man punches him in the face and threatens him if he ever does it again. A man threatens another man with a knife. A man threatens another man in several scenes. A man tells another man to "take care of" his brother.
► A woman overdoses on many prescription pills and we see her lying dead with a bloody nose later. We see a dead man in the back seat of a car and his face is bloody.
► A man drinks champagne in a club, throws the glass and the bottle on the floor breaking them, then swipes the glasses and bottles off the bar and onto the floor. A man becomes angry and throws papers. A woman struggles to put up her convertible top in the rain; a man pulls on it as well but is unable to free it, and then the man and the woman argue and the woman goes inside.
► Police arrest two men. A man is dropped off at a prison to serve his sentence.
► A woman yells at a man at a funeral and spits on his car window as he drives away and she says that he killed her daughter. A man yells at a woman during a wedding and tells her to sing. A man becomes angry and yells and spits in several scenes. A woman and her mother argue about a man. Two men argue in several scenes. A woman wears black to a wedding. A man yells at another man for waving a shotgun around.
► A man gets on a stage in a club and speaks to the crowd in an insulting manner. A man says, "I was drilling my eyes into the back of his head." A man asks a woman on a date and says, "I'll go easy on your brother if you do." A man is described as a psychopath and a schizophrenic. A man threatens another man and says he'll, "Knock the granny out of you." A man talks about "the law of the jungle." A man yells and says that he wants to "blow out of that horn," referring to a trumpet. A man says, "He's a nightmare if he doesn't take his tablets." A man says, "I will have him killed." We read that two men died; one of cancer and the other from a heart attack.
PROFANITY 10 - About 171 F-words, 4 sexual references, 5 scatological terms, 18 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, 5 derogatory term for gays, name-calling (blood thirsty, rapist, nutter, stupid, murderers, filthy cockney bastards, geezer, cripple, gangster, punters, riff-raff, wanker, cheeky bugger, gorilla's [anatomical term deleted], mad, damaged goods, selfish aristocrats, criminals, fat, disgrace, monkey boy, daft bastard, murderer, soppy bollocks), exclamations (bloody), 6 religious exclamations (e.g. God Save The Rest Of Us, Oh God, What In God's Boots, Oh My God, God). [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - A woman overdoses on many prescription pills and we see her dead with a bloody nose later, a man hands another man a bottle of pills and tells him to make sure to give two a day to his brother, after arguing a husband confronts his wife about the pills that she is taking, a woman's voiceover talks about needing pills and we see her taking some (uppers and sleeping pills, "mother's little helpers"), and a man snorts something. People drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes and cigars in a bar scene, men drink wine with a meal, a man asks another man for a beer, a man orders beer in a pub and pours himself a glass of Guinness, men drink champagne, people drink alcohol and smoke at a party, people smoke and drink alcohol in several club scenes, and a man drinks from a bottle of alcohol in a few scenes. A man smokes a cigar and another man smokes a cigarette in many scenes throughout the movie, a woman smokes a cigarette in a house, a man smokes a cigarette outside a house, a man smokes a cigarette in a restaurant, men smoke in an office and a man smokes outside a church.
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Identical twins, rape, suicide, organized crime, integrity, respect, trust, fraud, extortion, gang war, the mafia, Meyer Lansky, intimidation, celebrity, opulence, scandal, sexual misconduct, love vs. loyalty, truth, libel, fear, love, family, loyalty, anonymity, payoffs, corruption, courage.
MESSAGE - Crime may pay for a while but destroys those around you and may not end well.