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Parents Guide for
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A very brief rape scene. A man thrusts into another for about 2 seconds. One is clothed and the others butt in out. Butch interrupts and saves the man. Not graphic.

Butch is seen nude for a brief second when gets out of the shower.

On a separate occasion. He starts kissing his girlfriend passionately, he moves down off camera and you see her face and she moans a 3 times, then the scene cuts implying sex.

A girl accidentally snorts heroin and overdoses, blood is shown coming out of her nose, and in the next shot she is on the ground covered in saliva and blood, more graphic than bloody. (graphic)

Implied a man was killed in a boxing match

A woman is shot in the hip and blood mists out of the wound. (bloody)

A man is punched many times in the face and blood pours out his nose (not very bloody)

A man is raped (graphic)

A man is sliced with a katana sword. (kinda bloody)

A man is shot in his crotch region and flesh flies out. (very bloody)

A man is shot many times and blood starts pouring out of his wounds. (bloody)

A man is shot in the head, more funny than disturbing. (very bloody)

A mans dead body is seen in the trunk, head wound not seen, but bloody face (not bloody)

The movie is not a bloody as many people think, its one of tarantino's least bloody films





A woman intends to snort what she thinks is cocaine, but actually heroin. She then has an adrenaline shot jabbed into her heart and it saves her life.

A man injects heroin. We see the needle go in. Quite a flinchy moment

The rape scene, whilst being very short, could be considered disturbing

Not as strong as some people stay. The language is easily the worst content.

Anyone from about 15/16 and up could watch the film. But parental guidance is suggested.

The film is a black comedy, and is not implied to be scary at all.

Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality
Argentina:18 / Australia:R18+ / Brazil:18 / Canada:18A (British Columbia) / Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) (original rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2012) / Canada:18A (Alberta) (2009) / Chile:18 / Chile:14 (re-release 2014) / Czech Republic:15 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-18 (original rating) (1995) (uncut) / Finland:K-16 (video rating) (1995) (cut) / France:12 / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:18 / Iceland:16 / India:A / Ireland:18 / Israel:18 / Italy:VM18 (original rating) / Italy:VM14 (re-rating on appeal) (1997) / Japan:R-15 / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Poland:15 / Portugal:M/16 / Portugal:M/18 (Qualidade) / Russia:18+ / Singapore:R21 (re-rating) (uncut) / South Africa:18 / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:16 / Taiwan:R-18 (2017) / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #33107)

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