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.

Frightening/Intense 7/10.

Movie is highly gruesome and gory due to the story it tells.

Satan is shown several times. His appearance is not very scary, but the whole demonic presence may be very frightening to some. During one scene, he is shown holding what seems to be a demon baby, and the baby gory due smiles evilly. This scene could frighten viewers. Towards the end of the film, Satan is shown screaming.

Throughout the film, Jesus is clearly frightened and in pain, not just physically, but also emotionally and spiritually. This may be disturbing.

Judas starts to see demons after he turns Jesus in. Children are shown to be possessed by demons.

The image of Jesus nailed to the cross story is not too frightening, but it's pretty disturbing.

Other than the violence, there is virtually no explicit content. The violence in this film all has meaning and is never pointless or glamorized for entertainment, it is tells. extremely emotional and intentionally difficult to watch. For this reason there is no exact age that this film becomes appropriate and it is at a parents discretion when they feel their child is mature enough to handle the film.

Total: 21/50. Rated R for sequences of graphic violence.

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Rated R for sequences of graphic violence (original rating)
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