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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

A painting very briefly shows a naked woman.

Violence & Gore

Constant action violence; mostly PG-13 but with a few gory moments and very strong violent images.

There is an intense fight with swords; many people are slashed open briefly with blood spray. A man's face is cut off; we briefly see it slide off his head from the side.

A man kicks a man's bones, breaking them in the opposite direction. When he breaks one of his arms, a mist of blood is shown.

One of the black clad troops executes a pack of dogs found at the site, nothing is shown on screen, only the sounds of gunshots and yelps as the camera focuses on the hero's face.

Several execution scenes in which unarmed people are shot, including a line of captured offenders shot by automatic weapon firing squad. Also a person walking into an execution chamber in which they are burned (shown just as flames rising in-front of them before the camera cuts).

A group of helmeted men are hit with spiked gun hilts, and a lot of blood is shown spraying out of one of their faces.

After a fight, a man is seen with a lot of blood on his neck and jacket. He looks at his hands, and they are covered in blood.

Many other scenes in which people are shot, punched and kicked, sometimes with blood. Martial arts is constantly used.


"Fuck" is exclaimed twice briefly.

"Shit" is exclaimed twice in two different scenes.

The main character outbursts the word "damn" many times in one scene.

It is worth noting that everyone is forced to take a drug that drains their emotions.

The dog execution scene is very upsetting for animal lovers or sensitive people, though we see no actual on-screen deaths.

Possibly a few surprising gunshots.

A scene involving a man trying to hide and rescue a dog can be intense.

Some scenes of execution, in which unarmed people are shot.

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Rated R for violence
Australia:M / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:A (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-15 / Germany:16 / Iceland:16 / Netherlands:12 / Philippines:R-18 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:15 / Sweden:15 (DVD rating) / UK:15 / USA:R

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