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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

2/10 Some crude sexual dialogue in the intro.

Violence & Gore


For an extended period of time, we see a man lying on the floor of the warehouse in a pool of blood and his shirt is soaked in blood. A man lies in the back seat of a car with blood on his chest. Some blood is on his clothes as well as the car seats and side window. A man is shot dead multiple times offscreen. His blood-covered body is briefly seen later.

A man slashes another man's cheek and cuts off his ear offscreen; we see the bloody stump from a distance and the severed ear.

A man shoots two men to death in a car; we see them riddled with bloody bullet wounds for a couple seconds.

A police officer is kicked twice in the chest and punched four times around the face, leaving the latter part bloody.

A man shoots a man's cheek offscreen (only a gunshot is heard). A man falls back dead (supposedly), after gunshots are heard.

A man is shot three times in the chest, he arches his back and dies. Three men are bloodlessly shot dead.

A man shoots at several cops, hitting one (impact not seen). A woman shoots a man in the chest. He shoots her dead in the same area. The main characters are standing in the famous scene "The Mexican Standoff" ,the death scene of each one of them in the end of the scene is very graphic and bloody ,espically when The hidden detective (Tim Roth) is lying on the floor while he is so bleeding ,the scenes of it are very graphic.



272 uses of 'fuck', 55 of 'shit', 28 of 'ass' (1 used crudely), 14 of 'dick', 6 of 'b-tch', 5 of 'nigger', 3 of 'son of a bitch', 2 of 'chick' and 'prick', and 1 of 'cocksucker'. Also 11 instances of 'hell', 9 of 'Jesus (Christ)', 8 of 'piss', 7 of 'Goddamn', and 4 of 'bastard'.

1 use of c--t

Some smoking and drinking. A joke about marijuana usage.

Four or five instances of strong, realistic policemen-themed violence. The standoff scene is very intense and graphic .

16+ (depending on the viewer). Rated R for strong graphic bloody violence ,pervarsive languge ,and for some suggestive content .

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Rated R for strong violence and language (certficate #31489)
Argentina:16 / Argentina:18 (DVD rating) / Australia:R / Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) / Belgium:KNT / Brazil:18 / Canada:R / Canada:R (Ontario) / Canada:18+ (Quebec) (Original rating) / Canada:16+ (Québec) / Canada:18A (Alberta) (2009) / Denmark:15 (DVD rating) / Finland:K-16 (cut) (VHS) (1993) / Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1993) (2002) / France:16 / Germany:18 / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:18 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Israel:18 / Italy:VM18 / Japan:R-15 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:R(A) / Singapore:M18 (uncut) / South Africa:16 / South Korea:(Banned) (original rating) / South Korea:18 (re-rating) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:TV-MA (cable rating) / USA:R (certficate #31489)

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