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A woman takes a sponge bath where she stands up and faces a man at the door; her bare breasts are visible.

A man and a woman kiss.

A man's throat is visibly sliced and blood spurts out of the wound.

A man is shot and as he slides down a wall blood is seen spilling down the wall.

A fistfight takes place and a man's nose is broken causing lots of blood to spill out.

A man is suffocated by falling corn kernals (looks like he dies allergically, this scene goes on for quite some time).

A man is slightly bloody after being shot and we later see the wound (not graphic).

- 8 uses of the F-word

- 3 uses of Shit

- 3 uses of Asshole

- 2 uses of Hell

- 1 use of Damn

- 1 use of Goddamn

Mild and infrequent.

This film has a few violent scenes, however tension is more dominant than violence.

Viewers might want to know that: A child witnesses a murder and has to be protected. People make fun of the Amish rubbing ice cream on a guy's face and smacking their horse. A guy dies from falling corn (apparently he has an allergic reaction).

Witness is not for very young audiences; it is alright for viewers above 14 years old (some violence, some sensuality, language).

Suggested MPAA Rating: R for some violence, language, and brief nudity.

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