The Passion of the Christ
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Sex & Nudity

None whatsoever. Jesus' bare chest and legs are seen but that is all.

Violence & Gore


A man has his ear cut right from the beginning of the movie: we can see blood on his hand when he touches his wound and he later shows it to Jesus who cures him. A very bloody scene in that we see for a few seconds the bloody wound and the area where the ear was.

Many scenes consist almost entirely of Jesus being beaten and tortured. This includes being slapped quite early in the film by many Jewish authority figures in the Temple and later whipped and kicked by Roman soldiers for the rest of the motion picture.

A man hangs himself after he's had visions of demons chasing him. He does this near the corpse of a dead animal, which is rotten and sun-burnt, with flies around it and worms eating it.

A prolonged whipping scene, with a lot of lashes seen onscreen and lots of spraying blood and even some bits of flesh. This scene really goes on for a while, although it is cut with some flashback sequences.

A man puts a crown of thorn on Jesus' head: this cuts the top of his head and causes some blood to drop on his face.

A crucifixion sequence with shots of the nails entering Jesus' hands, feet and causing blood to stream out the wounds.

Two more men are seen crucified, their hands are very bloody( where the nail entered it).

A man puts a spear in Jesus' flank, blood pours out of the wound and falls on the face of the aforementioned man.

A man, which is also crucified, has his eye and forehead cut by the beak of a bird: blood streams down.

A few instances of moderate violence directed towards people on the street or on the way to the scene of crucifixion.


One mild obscenity ('damn' in the English subtitles), one instance of "Jew" being used as an insult.

Jesus is also constantly mocked by people and, as a result, it is very likely that he is insulted by them as well. But these insults, if they are really insults, are not often subtitled.

People drink wine in a couple of scenes. This includes Jesus passing around a cup full of wine to his disciples.

People (mostly Romans actually) appear to be drunk in a couple of scenes, and they mock Jesus and spit wine on him.

Certain scenes in "Violence & Gore" could be hard to watch for many viewers. The whole premise of the movie makes it intense.

Satan is shown several times. His appearance is not all that much scary, but the whole demonic presence could be disturbing to some. During one scene, he is shown holding what seems to be a demon baby, and the baby smiles evilly. Towards the end of the film, Satan is shown screaming in a pit ( quite possibly a representation of hell).

Judas starts to see demons after he turns Jesus in. Children are shown to be possessed by demons and threatening him. Their faces are deformed.

suggested rating R for intense, prologue sequences of graphic violence, and disturbing images.

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Rated R for sequences of graphic violence (original rating)
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