A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, working for an unknown client, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier's (Sean Penn's) successful kill shot forces him to go into hiding to protect himself and the members of the team from retribution. This includes abruptly abandoning his girlfriend who has no idea what is going on. The assassination, paid for by a foreign mining company, triggers wide spread chaos and death in an already inflamed Congo. Terrier returns to the Congo years later working for an NGO, but eventually finds himself to be the target of a paid hit squad somehow connected to the ministers assassination. This leads to immediate deaths and the endangerment of the people working around him, and forces him back into hiding. In trying to discover who has put a price on his head, he begins to reconnect to the members of his old assassination team, including his old girlfriend. Always aware there is no path to redemption for his crimes, he is also periodically .
|nudity||A woman gets out of bed after sex. A woman is seen naked from the waist down. A man pulls his pants down and flashes his bare buttocks at another man. A woman talks about the distribution of condoms during a humanitarian mission and a man jokes about that being a license to rape.|
|violence||About 16 onscreen deaths mostly hand-to-hand and close range. Much blood is shown; 4 headshots, 2 snapped necks, 1 man is stabbed in the neck and 1 is trampled by a bull. Some of it are died in a rather quite graphic ways. Fight scenes are extremely brutal showing heavy punches, stabs and close range gunshots. Several non-fatal gunshots wounds. One woman is punched in the head and dies and another has a gun to her head and is later shown bruised. The end of a bullfight is shown although the camera cuts and the animal is not killed or shown dead onscreen.|
|profanity||Around 26-27 uses of "f--k", but Is all incorporated into the fast moving story and some uses of "damn" and "ass."|
|alcohol||Several instances of drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes.|