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A few mild kissing scenes.

A boy says "Heaven knows what the British will do to the women" implying rape.

There is a scene in which a man is "bundled" in a bed to keep him from having sex with the man's daughter. (Not said, but implied)


Many battle scenes with brutal gunshots, slashings, and stabbings. Countless men are shot in the head and chest, and almost every time there is a spray of blood. Martin kills many soldiers with his tomahawk (blood occasionally shown).

After soldiers kill his son, Martin repeatedly hacks the dead corpse of a British soldier, at least a dozen times. We do not see the hatchet actually hitting, but we see blood spraying everywhere, soaking him in the man's blood.

A cannon fires and, in a close-up shot, takes a man's head off in slow motion. Gore flies, and we see the bloody stump of his neck for a second. Elsewhere, men's limbs are blown off by cannonballs as well.

A man is stabbed violently in the neck. Another man has a hatchet flung into his skull, which splits and spills blood as he crumples to the ground.

A young child is shot in the back by a British officer. We see a large bloody bullet hole in his shirt. His family cradles him as he dies.

A man, after finding his wife and child dead (killed by the British), is obviously distraught and commits suicide in front of his comrades with a loaded pistol.

As the camera pans over a camp, we see a soldier after his leg has been amputated. There is a very bloody stump. He, the table, and the doctors are all covered in blood.

The British systematically execute wounded Americans without a second thought. Not shown, but very disturbing.

A church is burned down with innocent people inside. Not graphic, but very emotional.


Basically none. Some "Damns" and "Hells"

A scene set in a bar has drinking and smoking in the background.

Children are often in mortal danger. Sometimes they are killed heartlessly.

Many brutally realistic battle scenes include lots of death and gore.

A man suddenly commits suicide after finding his wife and child killed by the British in front of his comrades.

A man thought to be dead rises suddenly.

In a very emotional sequence, a church full of innocent men, women, and children is burned to the ground.

The prolonged sequence of violence between Martin and Tavington is very emotional and gory, even though blood and the actually stabbing isn't shown.

Rated R for strong war violence

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