Mixed messages. Characters convey friendship, teamwork, and courage and live by a moral code. But they kill and use violence, often for money. Law enforcement characters are portrayed as crooked and more morally bankrupt than the film's criminals.
Graphic violence throughout, including murder, shootings, and explosions caused by grenades and rockets. A knife is held to someone's throat; people have guns pointed at them or held to them. A character badly wounded in a shoot-out launches grenades strapped to their body, causing a massive explosion that kills both them and another. Violence toward kids. A four-year-old and a teen are killed by corrupt law enforcement agents. A kid is hit by their abusive parent -- seen with a black eye and a bloody nose. While standing in the shower, a character stitches up a bloody wound on their chest. A bloody corpse hangs in an elevator. Characters are thrown over stairwell railings, strangled.
At times there's a rather creepy undercurrent of sexual chemistry between a grown man and a young girl. When a hotel desk clerk asks her about her male guardian, she lies, saying, "He's my lover."
Frequent language includes "fat bastard," "f--king," "ass," "s--t," "bitch," "f--k," "goddamn," and "a--hole." One use of the racial slur "chinks," and the Jamaican expletive "bumboclaat."
Madonna poster in an apartment; a character sings one of her songs. Cats stage show logo visible on theater billboard.
Mobster characters and main villain involved in cocaine dealing. Bags of cocaine are shown; dealers cutting it rub it into their gums. A kid regularly smokes cigarettes. A character takes an amphetamine-style pill, which affects their behavior. A kid and their adult guardian drink Champagne and the child gets drunk.