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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


Cole is seen fully naked from behind as he is washed down on a few occasions.

A man pulls down his trousers and reveals his butt, and runs around.

A couple of mild sex references.

It is implied that a man is going to rape a woman. He doesn't get any further than unbuckling his belt though.

A Man and Woman kiss.

Violence & Gore


A man is shot while running. Blood sprays in slow motion. He falls to the ground, and we see blood pouring from his body. Note that this scene is shown multiple times, but from different angles. It is implied that he dies.

Cole and Kathryn are attacked by two men. Cole crashes the first man's head into a wall, then proceeds to beat up the other man who threatened to rape Kathryn and smash his head in, too. Blood is shown, although very briefly.

A man punches Kathryn in the face (we see her bloody nose in a few scenes). Cole tackles the man and beats him with a phone. Cole's mouth bleeds profusely in several scenes (he states that several of his teeth were forcibly removed).

Goines begins a fight at the psychiatric clinic. It is not intense, nor is there any blood.

A particularly intense World War I battle is shown. Explosions and gunshots are heard. A man falls to the ground facing the camera, his face covered in blood. Another man gets shot and he is shown in a stretcher, covered in blood. Another man gets shot in the leg.



17 F-words and numerous other scattered profanities, use of bastard, shit, goddamn.


Cole is on medication when he's in the psychiatric clinic. Several shots or sedatives are given to him throughout the film.


The main theme of the film, a virus that is going to wipe out the population of the Earth, makes it very intense.

Cole is involved in many fights, where he beats up (and sometimes kills) his opponents.

The ending is very emotional and sad.



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Rated R for violence and language
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