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MPAA for nudity

A woman is seen without bra she is topless

A woman is seen in her underwear (sports bra + panties) a few times.

A man has several hallucinations about a woman: he sees her topless numerous times and her breasts are shown.

Pictures on the wall show two nude women. A man rips one of them off the wall and uses it to explain something.


This movie involves several violent, bloody, gruesome moments. Some of them are hallucinations, but most of them are real.

We see a severed hand flying through the air.

A frozen corpse is shown floating in the ship, when the artificial gravity is activated it falls to the ground and shatters into bloody shards.

Parts of the bridge of the ship after it returns from hell are covered in a dried mess of blood, guts and tissue.

A character sees a child lying on an examination table with his legs ripped open (brief, but graphic).

A man tries to commit suicide by throwing himself out of an air lock. His body turns veiny, and he starts bleeding from several opening, but he gets rescued. The man's injuries are serious and quite bloody.

In a very bloody scene, we see some people dying in gruesome ways (tongue tearing and ripping, eye gouging, intestines falling out of a body, etc.). The scene is flashy and brief, so not particularly detailed, but still gorey and strong. This scene also contains brief images of rape and self-cannibalism. A man is also shown holding his own gouged-out eyes in his hands.

A woman falls to her death from a huge height, with very bloody results.

A man imagines a woman commiting suicide in a bathtub. We see her approaching her wrist with a cutter, but the actual act is not shown. Afterwards, the bathtub is filled with blood.

A person gouges his own eyes out (not extremely graphic).

Two men die in an explosion (not shown).

A man is tortured and cut open, although the camera focuses mainly on the man's face, so we only see blood running down his mouth, and the torturer's bloody hand.

We see a man who is hanging from steel wires and hooks on the ceiling, with his chest cut open and his guts spewn all over the table below him (graphic, but not close-up).

A man fires a rivet gun and causes the death of another man.

There is a scene where hundreds of gallons of blood flows through a room of the ship.

A man's face completely covered with deep, bloody cuts is seen several times. Later on, we see the same man naked (no graphic details) with bloody cuts all over his body too.

Two men fight (not very graphic)


There are 26 fucks, 15 shits, a few goddamns, and other more minor swearing, plus we see someone giving the middle finger.


Infrequent smoking.


This is overall an extremely violent, creepy and disturbing movie, that involves plenty of gruesome scenes, and strong themes such as hallucinations, suicide, possession, mayhem, insanity. There are some extremely bloody and disturbing sequences of torture, murder, and suicide, as well as frequent references, both verbal and visual, to hell. There are a few scary moments as well.

A man's appearance is frightening, as his face is completely covered with red cuts.

A woman with completely red bloodshot eyes is shown suddenly throughout the course of the movie and the hallucinations with her in them are very frightening and uncomfortable to watch

The entire movie is is frightening and very grim, the entire plot is based on the fact that the ship has been to hell and it will never let anyone leave, this environment is very dark and scary constantly.

Total: 37/50

MPAA rating: Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some nudity.

Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some nudity

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