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Sex & Nudity: 2/10

No sex or nudity is shown on screen or referred to in dialog, only some very mild visual innuendo - a car is seen rocking back and forth suggestively, but the motion is soon shown to be caused by an injured character having a seizure.


A man gets half his head blown off, we see a close-up of the brain substance, later his buddy is seen eating it.

A man get his arm blown off and then he drops a sledgehammer in a buddys head, brain starts dripping out.

A bunch of aliens are shot.

A alien is hit by a car. His body splits in half from the waist.

A alien gets his head sawed in half in close-up.

A sheep is blown up by a missile.

A flap in the back of Derek's head is created after he falls on a rock. It's revealed a small part of his brain has fallen out of it, so he picks it up, opens the flap and stuffs his brain back inside his head.

When Derek kills one of the aliens, he takes part of its brain and stuffs it into his own head.

The movie is filled with stuff like this.

Profanity: 5/10

Frequent use of moderately strong language throughout, including scatological terms (e.g. "shit"), as well as numerous anatomical, derogatory and sexual epithets ("dick-head", "bastard", "wanker", etc.). However, the strongest sexual terms, such as the f-word and it's derivatives, are not heard in the film.

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 2/10

Mike Minett's character smokes throughout the film. No drug or alcohol references.

Frightening/Intense Scenes: 6/10

"Bad Taste" is a deliberate reference to the film's content. Although the violence is deliberately unrealistic and the tone is generally quite lighthearted, there are a few scenes of very dark comedy which are quite frightening, intense or offensive, rendering the movie unsuitable for younger children or those of a particularly sensitive disposition.

There are jokes about cannibalism, mutilation, epilepsy and mental illness (a "retarded" alien). There are also some non-violent gross-out visual gags, including a scene where an undercover human character finds himself having to drink alien vomit to prevent his cover being blown.

Argentina:18 / Argentina:16 (DVD release) / Australia:R / Austria:16 / Belgium:KNT/ENA (video rating) / Brazil:18 / Canada:(Banned) (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:18 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-16 / France:12 / France:16 (DVD rating) / Germany:18 (cut) / Germany:12 (heavily cut) / Germany:18 (re-rating) (uncut) / Germany:Not Rated (uncut DVD version) / Iceland:Unrated / Italy:VM14 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:18 (2004) (DVD rating) / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:R21 / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:Unrated / USA:R (heavily cut)

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