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Sex & Nudity

Rated R: intense sequences of terror, violence, disturbing images, brief sexuality/nudity, and some language

Sex/Nudity: 6/10

A man and a woman kiss passionately; we then see the nude couple lying back on a bed as the man continues to kiss the woman's neck and shoulder (the woman's bare breasts are briefly visible; sex is implied).

A woman removes her coat in front of a man, presumably exposing her bare breasts (we see her bare back and shoulders).

A nude man and woman are shown kissing and caressing each other under a waterfall; the woman lies back and kisses the man's shoulder as he proceeds to kiss down her chest and abdomen (we see the side of her bare breast, her bare back, and part of her bare buttocks; sex is implied).

Violence & Gore

Violence/Gore: 7/10

A man finds a woman in a bathroom with her wrists and arms covered in blood (we understand she has slit her wrists; we see the bandaged and healing wounds several times throughout the film).

A woman yells at a man and he drags her, kicking and screaming, into a taxi.

A woman attacks another woman with a knife; she presumably slashes her back (we see blood splattered on a wall, on the knife, on the woman's back, and on her hand); the woman with the knife climbs on top of the other woman and continues to stab wildly at her; we later see the injured woman with a bandage on her face being taken to the hospital.

In a dream sequence, a man envisions a woman with a knife standing over his bed; she stabs at him, but misses, hitting a pillow instead.

A woman is shown lying on the floor with duct tape over her mouth as another woman threatens her with a pair of scissors.

A woman stabs a man in the chest with a pair of scissors (blood pours from the wound and he falls to the floor with the scissors sticking out of his chest).

A woman slashes a man's back, shoulder, and leg with a knife (we see the bloody wounds) and runs out of the room; he limps after her and she attacks him again, slashing his hand (blood is shown as a result); he punches her in the face and she falls through a glass window and over a balcony railing, rolling off a cliff to her death below (we see her corpse floating in the water with blood on her sweater).

Profanity

Profanity: 4/10

At least 1 scatological term, some sexual references, 3 anatomical terms, 19 mild obscenities, 3 religious profanities, 8 religious exclamations.

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 3/10

Adults drink alcoholic beverages and smoke cigarettes in a few scenes.

Marijuana is referenced once in the film.

Frightening/Intense Scenes: 7/10

A completely insane woman stalks a man throughout the film.

Total Content Estimation: 27/50

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Certification:
Argentina:16 / Australia:M / Finland:K-16 / France:-12 / Germany:16 (DVD rating) / Iceland:12 / Norway:16 / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:X (original rating) / UK:15 (video re-rating) (2002) / UK:18 (video rating) (1985) / USA:R / West Germany:18 (nf)

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