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Parents Guide for
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Rated R for some violence and bloody images, sexual content including rape, brief drug content, and for language throughout.

We momentarily see the protagonist with his arm around his love interest as they lie naked on a cot. Her torso can be briefly seen from the side. Then we briefly catch a glimpse of her rear end as she gets up.

A brief scene of the same couple embracing during sex, although the camera is focused on their faces so no body parts are seen.

Four women are raped (partially implicit) and later killed in short, but rather unsettling scene.

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

A couple instances of sexual dialogue in the first half of the movie.


We see the protagonist's rather bloodied face after a supposed beating. We also see a few shootings.

Dead bodies are shown in a few scenes, we briefly see a few of them rather bloodied/disfigured.


68 f-words. Also a few sleazy terms and phrases used in the first half of the movie.

Drinking and some instances of smoking. A powdered drug in a bag is briefly seen. A few drug references.

The protagonist's face is rather bloody after a beating. He spits out a tooth with a pained expression.

Archbishop Romero is shot 2-3 times in the chest.

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