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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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A young man makes and sexual gesture towards a young woman, she returns one.

A man makes a sexist remark about men, it is slightly sexual.

Two men are seen wearing nothing but boxers, they are completely topless.


A man enters a house to find two bloody dead bodies, one of which looks to be caused by suicide. Some blood seen.

A police officer is shot twice, she crawls across the floor leaving a trail of blood.

A man is hit in the head multiple times with a gun, his is knocked out and his face bloody.

A man punches another man and he falls to the ground.

A man pushes another man over a balcony, he lands on the ground and dies.

A man is shot dead.

A woman stabs a man through the cheek with a knife, he pulls the knife out.

A woman kicks a man in the face multiple times causing him to bleed from the mouth and go all down his shirt.

Two SWAT officers are set on fire.

A SWAT officer is shot through the head.

A SWAT officer is set on fire in an explosion.

A man sets him self on fire.

A man is shot in the belly.

In a brief gunfight, four people are shot dead, a mild amount of blood.

A man enters a house with furnishings been tossed about.

A dead dog is briefly seen, blood shown.


About 30 uses of 'fuck'.

About 8 uses of 'shit'.

One use of 'piss'.

One use of the middle finger.


A young man smokes, he offers it to another person, but they decline the offer.

A bong is seen.


Despite being an action film, Hostage contains many elements and themes common in horror films which may be found unsettling by people not used to horrors.

Mars often appears out of nowhere, this is often used as mild jump-scares.

One intense chase seen where Mars chases two people through air vents. He is covered in blood and crawls like a spider in a monster-like way which may be found scary. He grabs the leg of a girl as she leaves the air vent and pulls her back in.

Many creepy scenes involving Mars including him somehow always knowing where people are hiding, appearing out of nowhere, becoming attached to one of his victims in a stalker like way and attempting to kidnap her (probably keep her almost as a pet), setting everything on fire, writing on walls with his own blood and even killing his own allies for little reason.

Some emotional and upsetting scenes.

[b]Total - 24/50

Rated R for strong graphic violence, language and some drug use

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