This one is bloody and wild- so that may rule out a lot of teens and tweens. But the draw of Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock together is a strong one! So what ages can really watch this movie? What is the age rating for Bullet Train- really? This parents guide will help you decide if Bullet Train is safe for kids in your household. ps- after you’ve watched the movie, revist some of the best movie quotes from Bullet Train.
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About Bullet Train
In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails.
Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe—all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives—on the world’s fastest train.
The end of the line is just the beginning in this non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan from David Leitch, the director of Deadpool 2.
What Is The Age Rating For Bullet Train? Parents Guide
This is one WILD ride, folks!
But is Bullet Train kid-friendly for older teens? Is this one safe for kids?
Your mileage may vary when it comes to content you allow in this one.
This parents guide for Bullet Train will help you decide if your family can handle the gore, violence, language, sex, romance, and nudity. We’ll also give the Bullet Train age rating and age-appropriate recommendations.
If your family loves a good F-bomb, we have great news: you’ll love this movie!
Bullet Train has two large concerns: gore/violence and language.
Your kids will hear pretty much every swear under the sun, and maybe add a few new combinations they hadn’t thought of before!
Here’s a list of what we caught during our viewing (but admittedly, we stopped writing them down after a certain point due to the repetition).
- F-bombs and all the variations of the word including f@cknuts
- sh!t, holy sh!t box
- G-d d@mn
- @ss, @ssholes
- d!ck, d!ck head
Age Rating For Bullet Train: Is It Safe For Kids When It Comes To Sex, Romance, and Nudity?
There’s very little in this regard, but there is one scene that shows a man thrusting a woman from behind.
There is a romance and wedding that occurs with some passionate kisses, but as a whole, there is nothing overtly sexual about Bullet Train. You don’t walk out of this moving feeling flushed and romantic is what we’re saying.
Unless you find action sequences hot, your older kids are pretty safe in this regard.
Is Bullet Train Ok For Kids: Mature Topics
The plot includes some pretty heavy themes of betrayal, revenge, and parental issues.
But to be fair: you’re not going to be too hung up on the plot because the action is fast, furious, and practically non-stop.
Violence and Gore: Is Bullet Train Too Scary For Kids Under 17?
Bullet Train isn’t scary in the conventional sense.
Most of us do not fear getting on a train and having assassins take over.
But when it comes to violence and gore, Bullet Train is up there with the likes of John Wick movies, though with fewer bullets involved, ironically enough considering the title.
There is a lot of blood and creative ways to kill people with new uses for everyday items such as crowbars. People are poisoned and blood flows from their eyes, a head is chopped off, one is half blown off by a gun.
Almost every scene involves a bloody, violent death or a flashback to one. While we’re generally seeing bad guys being killed in a clear over the top format, it’s still very violent throughout the whole movie.
We cannot stress enough how much bright red blood flows in this movie. Blood sprays are frequent.
There is also violence toward a child as one of the plot points and characters are seen drinking wine and alcohol/drugs are present.
If that is not something your teens are able to stomach, skip this one or wait for streaming so you can turn it off if its too much.
Bullet Train Age Rating: What Ages Can Really Watch This One?
Bullet Train is rated R for strong and bloody violence, pervasive language, and brief sexuality.
But what does that mean? Can kids under 17 watch this one?
Despite a heavy Thomas The Tank Engine presence (didn’t see that one coming, did you?) this movie really isn’t for kids.
Is Bullet Train Appropriate For Kids Under 17?
That being said- as always, you know your kids best. We offer this parents guide for Bullet Train just to tell you what’s in the movie so you can decide what is appropriate for your family.
If they have seen action-packed movies with a lot of bloody violent deaths (similar to John Wick as mentioned above) they can likely handle Bullet Train.
We wouldn’t go younger than high school age, so 14 and up would be our recommendation if your family enjoys these types of high-action, high-body count movies.
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Patty Holliday is a parent movie reviewer, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews. As a lifelong fangirl and pop culture connoisseur, she’s been creating online since 2009. You can find her work at No-Guilt Disney.com, No-Guilt Fangirl.com, No-Guilt Life, and as host of the top-rated No-Guilt Disney Podcast.