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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity


Some very mild sexual comments and references, however these are fairly infrequent.

Violence & Gore


A woman enters a room that has been badly damaged. There are bloody bird bodies all over the room and the woman sees the dead body of a man, supposedly killed by the birds; he is covered in bloody cuts and his eyes have been completely pecked out. This is brief, but gory and disturbing.

A seagull knocks over a man pumping gas; he drops the pump, spilling the gas. Another man then drops a cigar, causing a huge explosion. The man is seen being engulfed in flames and he slumps to the ground.

A huge flock of seagulls attack a town square. They swoop down and peck at people who scream and run for cover, and panic erupts with cars crashing, etc. One woman locks herself in a phone booth, and gulls smash into the glass. A man comes up to the glass with birds attacking him; he has blood running down his face and several bloody cuts.

A large flock of crows attack dozens of school children. The birds peck at the kids who scream and cry, and one girl falls over, badly cutting her face; a fairly large amount of blood is seen running down her face.

A large flock of birds attack a woman in an attic. She struggles as they surround her, pecking violently at her. She is dragged out of the room unconscious, covered in bloody cuts.

A dead woman is seen lying outside her house; she has several bloody cuts. A young girl inside the house says that the woman pushed her inside, but birds attack and killed the woman before she could get inside.

A group of birds attack a boarded up house. They peck through the wooden doors and a man inside tries to stop them; they peck his hand and wrist, resulting in bloody wounds.

A group of seagulls attack a birthday party. They swoop down and bite and peck at the children; one girl is seen lying on the floor with a bird biting the back of her neck. The children scream and cry.

A seagull swoops down and hits a woman in the head. She has a bloody cut on her head.

A bird violently pecks a mans hand as he rests it on a fence post.

A seagull flies into a door and is seen with a broken, twisted neck.

Hundreds of birds fly down a chimney into a house. The people inside panic, but are unharmed. Several dead birds are seen afterwards.



2 Damns and 2 Hells, nothing strong to worry.


Many characters smoke cigarettes in various scenes. Alcohol is also consumed in a few scenes.


The scenes listed under Violence/Gore can be intense and disturbing. Many of the scenes involving the bird attacks can be very scary and intense.

Recommended rating: PG-13 for violence and some scary images.

Total: 19/50

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