Guns Akimbo rated R for strong bloody violence throughout & more

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

DEATHGASM director Jason Lei Howden's GUNS AKIMBO with Daniel Radcliffe & Samara Weaving will be unleashed into select theatres next month. And today we have word that the flick has been slapped with a hard R rating for

Strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language, drug use, sexual references, and brief graphic nudity.


And while we're here, THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW also scored an R-rating for "violence and language" while BLOODSHOT and BRAHMS: THE BOY II were both rated PG-13. Specifically, BLOODSHOT is rated PG-13 for "intense sequences of violence, some suggestive material, and language" and BRAHMS: THE BOY II is rated PG-13 for "terror, violence, disturbing images and thematic elements."

Which flick are you looking forward to the most? Let us know below!

Here's the rather lengthy GUNS AKIMBO rundown:

Nerdy video game developer (Daniel Radcliffe) is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding, and antagonizing comments. One night, he makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal death-match fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor (Ned Dennehy), the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles' hand (or hands, as it were) and have him join the "fun." Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted into his bones, and learns Nix (Samara Weaving), the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent.

Gleefully echoing elements of Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Purge franchise, and videogames like Mortal Kombat, Guns Akimbo is hilariously dark, viciously violent, and potentially — chillingly — prescient. Director Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm) foretells of a future that may soon await us: drone-captured live feeds, UFC-like competitions pushed to an extreme, and online streaming platforms used for gladiatorial entertainment all around the world. As Miles navigates the underworld of Skizm, the stakes — and the ratings — have never been higher.


Jason Lei Howden directs GUNS AKIMBO which stars Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Ned Dennehy, and Rhys Darby. Joe Neurauter, Felipe Marino, and Tom Hern produced. Saban Films will be releasing the film into select theatres on February 28, 2020.

Source: MPAA

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