The Passion of the Christ
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Many scenes consist almost entirely of Jesus being beaten and tortured. There is a prolonged, graphic whipping scene, with nearly all lashes seen onscreen and lots of spraying blood. It also contains the most gruesome Crucifixion portrayal ever committed to film, with shots of the nails entering his hands, feet, the spear entering his stomach, etc. Extremely graphic violence, not meant for anyone besides adults.



One mild obscenity (damn), one instance of "Jew" being used as an insult.


People drink wine in several scenes.

People appear drunk in a couple of scenes, e.g. one man falls off a chair, while another stumbles and falls to the ground.


It should be noted that the reputation this movie has is fairly blown out of proportion. It is not the most violent and brutal film ever made, as some like to say. Nonetheless, it is highly gruesome and gory.

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Rated R for sequences of graphic violence (original rating)
Argentina:16 / Argentina:18 (TV rating) / Australia:MA / Brazil:14 / Canada:18A / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (edited version) / Chile:14 / China:(Banned) / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-18 / France:-12 / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:16 / Ireland:15A (edited version) / Ireland:15PG (original rating) / Ireland:15 (video rating) / Italy:T / Japan:PG-12 / Malaysia:(Banned) (except for Christians) / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R15 (edited version) / New Zealand:R16 (original rating) / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Philippines:PG-13 / Poland:15 / Portugal:M/16 / Russia:16+ / Singapore:M18 / South Africa:16LV / South Korea:15 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 (original rating) / UK:15 (re-rating) (edited version) / USA:Unrated (edited version) / USA:R (original rating) (certificate #40366)

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