First Blood (1982) - Parents Guide Movie Rating

First Blood
MPA: R BBFC: 15 Maturity Rating 16+

BBFC Reason
Contains strong language and moderate violence

BBFC Ratings info
FIRST BLOOD is a US action drama in which John Rambo is forced to use his combat skills to survive when he faces the brutality of a small town sheriff. Language: There is use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'ass', 'shit' and 'goddamn'. Violence: Scenes of violence include shootings and stabbings, which result in bloody injury detail. One scene shows a man being tortured.

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Sex & Nudity


Deleted scene shows flashback with Rambo in a Vietnam bar and kissing someone Rambo is hosed down by the police. His bare buttocks are shown briefly during the scene.

Violence & Gore


There's a fight in a police station in which Rambo fights with a group of cops, and he beats them all up. One cop takes a strong elbow to the face and is seen with a bloody nose. A cop runs into a booby trap in a forest, Nothing seen Rambo jumps from a tree onto a cop, knocking him down, and strikes him on his arm while he's lying dazed on the ground, presumably breaking the cop's arm. He yells out in pain and calls for help, and is hit by gunfire in the arm by his fellow cops when they shoot at rambo but miss and hit him by accident. He's wounded but survives. A cop is shown pinned to a tree by the wire held tight around his neck. A cop is stabbed in the leg by Rambo. He cries out for help. A cop fires a rocket launcher at a cave, causing a large explosion. Rambo is shot at by a Sheriff's deputy who is hanging from the side from a helicopter; Rambo, in self-defense, throws a rock at the helicopter's window, which inadvertently causes deputy to fall from the helicopter YOU DO NOT SEE THIS Rambo wounds several police officers in the forest with a trap All offscreen Rambo shoots two of the police dogs with a rifle (offscreen, though we hear the dogs yelp in pain). Rambo punches several policemen with his bare hands. No blood not bad Rambo steals a machinegun although he does not use it In a flashback sequence, People die in the vietnam war probably most violent part in the movie.



there are several F-bombs in the film, mostly at the end. Other swearing throughout 10 uses of "f**k", 1 usesof "ass", 1 usesof "shit", over 1 use of "horseshit", 8 uses of "bitch", and over 1 use of "Goddamn".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


A couple of character smoke. A colonel and a police officer drink beer in a bar while talking about how to take down Rambo.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


The car and motorcycle chase is intense. in one scene, rambo sews his wound up. Willits of blood pursuit down, quite graphic rambo drops his gun, he cries, he curses, There's an intense and claustrophobic sequence where Rambo climbs around in a tunnel underground. The police station fight scene is intense. The long shootout and standoff in the town at the end is intense. The film is very emotional and has a somewhat depressing ending. The car/motorcycle chase is intense. Rambo's final monologue details the horrors of war (primarily that a friend of his was blown apart by a bomb), as well as the horrible treatment he got after returning home from the war. Rambo ambushing the cops in the forest is an intense scene. Lots of screaming and crying out when they are wounded by Rambo's various booby traps.