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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

R for Strong Violence, Pervasive Language, some Sexual Content including rape and Drug Use

A scene where a man's buttocks are exposed as some medication is injected into one of his butt cheeks.

There are lots of scenes that deal with prostitution as well as someone paying a prostitute for her services though no sexual acts are seen or heard.

There is a scene of a man and a woman sitting on a cot naked and when the woman looks over her shoulder you can very briefly see her nipples, then she gets up and you briefly see her rear end.

Also there is a scene with the same two people where they are having sex though the camera is focused on their faces so no body parts are seen.

This is about it besides some fairly explicit sexual dialogue though it is used in a very casual context and could go unnoticed

A short but graphic rape of four women. This is very disturbing.


Violence & Gore

The movie depicts strong violence including the assassination of the Archbishop Oscar Romero. We see him shot during mass.

There is a scene where two of the characters are walking through a place where people had been massacred and you see lots of dead mutilated bodies.

It would take a lot of words to write down all of the violent acts so i'll just say that there are blood spatters and grotesquely mutilated bodies throughout the entire movie.



Many f-words are said somewhere around 100 as well as numerous uses of other swear words.


Literally not a minute goes by in this movie where a character is not drinking, smoking, or doing drugs. Though often you don't really notice due to fact that there is so much going on in the movie.


The entire movie is disturbing though rightfully so. The violence is very realistic and at many times very disturbing. 10/10

Total=48/50. This is an extremely disturbing film and should only be viewed by mature audiences. Watch with caution.


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