||The film contains some scenes of violence and chaos, including explosions when pressure cooker bombs are detonated and/or when grenades are thrown by terrorists during a police shootout.
There are also scenes depicting gunfire exchange with some bloodletting, with scenes featuring the aftermath of the explosions at the marathon, depicting bloody injuries such a severed leg, and a leg with a gory wound.
Some of the stronger scenes portraying violence include one where a terrorist fatally shoots a policeman in his car at close range; and a scene where a terrorist pins down a policeman in a struggle and uses his thumb to gouge his eyeball [This scene is shown briefly without details]. The shootout ends as Dzhokhar runs over Tamerlan with his car. He is then sent to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
One character is carjacked by two bombers. One gas pump does not accept debit cards, meaning, it gives Dun Meng enough time to escape. Just before Dzhokhar gets out of the store, Dun Meng quickly gets out of the car so that he can call the police.
||Language that denigrates religion or is religiously
The film also contains the frequent use of the expletive "f**k" by the characters either out of anger or frustration, as well as several utterances of the stronger expletives "motherf**ker" and "c**ksucker".
About 150 uses of F**k
||There is a brief scene depicting drug taking where a college student is shown to be smoking from a bong.
||'Patriots Day' is an action/drama film (from the Tsarnaev brothers's point of view, a biographical film) about the terrorist attack during the 2013 Boston Marathon, where two bombs were detonated, killing three people and injuring 250+ others. The film also follows the investigation and the subsequent city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind the attack.
One person, Dun Meng, is carjacked and is threatened by the same people who were responsible for the bombings. When his seized vehicle stops a gas station where one pump does not accept debit cards, Dun Meng waits for the last minute to escape. Just as Dzhokhar leaves the store, Dun Meng quickly escapes the car and go to a nearby other gas station so that he can call the police.
Rated R for language throughout, realistically graphic injury images, some drug content and violence.