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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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Lots of sexual innuendo and rough sex talk about different types of intercourse and masturbation. also a few references to oral/anal sex and erections.

In an extended scene an angel drops his pants to reveal that he has no genitals; the camera lingers on his naked crotch.

After she falls in water a woman's nipples are evident through her wet blouse, and we see pictures on a wall of topless women.

Some cleavage and a woman in a small bra and panties dances suggestively around a pole.

We see a man's bare behind.


The film features a lot of violence which isn't typical of a Kevin Smith film since in most his other films violence is almost absent.

Two angels shoot and kill several people in a boardroom (we hear screaming and see blood splatter on various objects in the room).

We see the aftermath of a massacre, with many dead and very bloody bodies all over the street; we then see that an angel is picking people up and dropping them (one man's head is splattered all over the ground, with very bloody results).

An angel's head explodes, splattering blood.

An angel has bloody stumps where his wings used to be; another angel has his wings shot off by a machine gun (blood splatters as his wings fall to pieces).

A powerful beam emerges from a man as a soul exits his body, which slices a woman's side (there is lots of blood, and she dies, but is quickly revived).

A man is shot with a machine gun (we see bloody bullet holes and his body jerks on their impact).

An angel stabs and kills a man (we hear the squishy sounds as he pulls it out, and see blood on them both).

A woman is stabbed in the back with a hockey stick and killed (we see a bloody wound on her back).

A man on a bus is shot and killed (off screen, but many people react in horror).

An angel breaks a man's neck and kills him.

A demon is killed with a golf club (a gooey substance pours out).

We see implied images of a massacre taking place on a TV (many people are shown with bloody faces and in panic).

In two scenes, an angel holds a sharp object (broken bottle, and knife) to a woman's throat and threatens to cut it.

Lots of fighting and brawling through the whole movie.


104 uses of "fuck", often paired with "mother", and about 60 uses of "shit".

"Bitch", "dick", "piss", "damn", "crap", and "tits" are used a few times throughout. Nigger is used once.


There are people getting drunk, using marijuana and smoking cigarettes throughout this film.


The film follows two homicidal angels on a quest to return to heaven/destroy humanity.

A demon made of human waste emerges from a toilet.

Dozens of people die in assorted bloody ways onscreen.

There is demonic imagery rather frequently displayed in this film with several demon main characters.

A woman working at an abortion clinic has a crisis of faith during much of the film.

God is seen and "heard" visually on the screen.



Rated R for strong language including sex-related dialogue, violence, crude humor and some drug content

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