Here's a look at the content found in this documentary that was re-rated, on appeal from the filmmakers, from its original R rating down to a PG-13. Profanity consists of at least 42 "f" words (yes, you read that right), while other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Some brief, but sexually explicit dialogue is present (while a computer screen separately shows an onscreen graphic describing an oral sex service), as are various rap songs (on the soundtrack or performed by the soldiers) that contain extreme profanity.
We hear the sounds of war-related violence (gunfire and explosions), a great deal of weapons are carried, and various people are noted as having been killed, but there's very little actual onscreen violence. Some of the various raids on suspected terrorist hideouts and other such scenes may be unsettling or suspenseful to some viewers as we never know what's going to happen next.
A local kid is noted as being a drug addict (and glue sniffer), while a U.S. soldier briefly comments on his abundant drug use and drinking in his past. Some soldiers smoke, and some bad attitudes are present (mainly in the form of terrorists and/or turncoats). Finally, some imitative behavior occurs, mainly in the form of soldiers performing various rap songs, while some brief, crude humor is present.
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For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, there's a great deal of jumpy, handheld camerawork.