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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


An obese man's naked body is briefly seen in an autopsy (non-sexual).

Two men go into an S & M shop to question the clerk about a murder that occurred at the establishment using a strap-on blade that was thrust into the victim sexually until she died.

Violence & Gore


Only one murder takes place on-screen. Only the aftermath is shown in all of the crime scenes.

At the beginning of the film, a victim not involved in the serial killings is shown; blood pools under the corpse.

A man is shot in the arm.

A dead dog is seen.

The killer kills by the 7 deadly sins, so these are the situations:

Gluttony: An obese man was forced to keep eating. The killer then kicked the man in the stomach, which ruptured internally. The man's body is shown at the crime scene (not graphic), and later on the autopsy table, we see a liposuction bag and a man working on removing his stomach, however it is not shown.

Greed: A lawyer was stabbed and bled to death. Only blood, and not the body, is shown at the crime scene. However, some photographs of the body with a piece missing are shown for just a split second. The photographs show a bucket with some blood outside of it (presumably containing the piece of flesh), and 2 detectives later talk about how the man had to cut a pound of flesh from his body. The only graphic images in this scene are shown in photographs.

Sloth: A man was tied to a bed for a year, and kept alive with an IV. When his body is shown, he is in such a state of decomposition that everyone is shocked when he turns out to be alive. He has multiple sores, and we hear cops say that his brain has become mush and that he chewed off his own tongue (this scene is not shown graphically and the most graphic images are shown for just a second).

Lust: We briefly hear that a man had to rape a girl with a bladed device, and the device is briefly shown (not graphically).

Pride: We learn that a woman had her face slashed tons of times, we see the face covered fully with bandages so no graphic images are shown, and we learn that she had a phone glued to one hand and a bottle of medication to the other, and we also learn that she ingested the whole bottle of medication instead of calling for help so she could be put out of her misery.

Envy: A man admits to killing a pregnant woman by cutting her head off. The head was placed in a box, and the box is shown - we see nothing but a few drops of blood and a very brief glimpse of hair.

Wrath: A man shoots another man in the head. We see the victim being shot from a distance with a little blood spraying.



Close to 40 uses of "fuck", give or take a couple. The language is not used constantly, only in select scenes towards the end. 10 uses of "hell". 2 uses of "faggot" and a couple uses of "shit".


Casual Drinking.


The film has a very dark tone and is not for the weak of heart.

We learn that a man cut off his "fingerprints".

The serial killer can be sadistic.

The ending is so disturbing, probably one of the most emotional endings in film.


17+ (mostly for the ending)

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Rated R for grisly afterviews of horrific and bizarre killings, and for strong language
Argentina:16 / Argentina:18 (cable rating) / Australia:R / Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) / Belgium:KNT / Brazil:14 / Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / Chile:18 / Denmark:16 / Finland:K-16 / France:12 / Germany:16 (nf) / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Israel:18 (original rating) / Israel:16 (re-rating) / Italy:T / Italy:VM14 (VHS rating) / Mexico:B15 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:M18 / Singapore:PG (cut) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #33601)

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