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MPAA Rated R for violence

Sex & Nudity

  • 4/10
  • It is implied that one of the female tenants is sleeping with the butcher to pay her rent. Bed springs squeak suggestively for comedic effect and, in one scene, the female tenant is seen redressing from the back, already in undergarments. There is no nudity.

Violence & Gore

  • 7/10
  • There is mild offscreen violence implying murder
  • There also are several humorous Rube Goldberg machine-style suicide attempts by one of the tenants, all of which fail.


  • 5/10
  • 1 F-word, about 6 uses of "shit", along with other milder profanities (i.e. "bastard", "asshole")

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • 6/10
  • At one point, the butcher tells a man to kill his grandmother before she'll only be good for marrow paste.
  • The Troglodists (a group of rebels) are a little frightening in appearance, dressed in gas masks, rubber clothing, and rags.
  • 24/50 - Recommended for 15+
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Violence & Gore

  • A glimpse of a man slitting another man's throat is shown. The man is hanging upside down from the roof and there is a lot of blood. It's really a dream.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The butcher also tries to convince a less than sane tenant to commit suicide by whispering in a ghostly fashion into the pipes leading into her room

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