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Two men have sex in a dark tent. They kiss and one man rolls onto his stomach and unfastens his belt, his buttocks are very briefly visible. The second man undoes his pants and begins thrusting forcefully. They both moan. The camera cuts before the climax. The scene lasts under a minute and no nudity is shown apart from the brief sight of the side of a man's buttocks.

A man and woman have sex. He thrusts on top of her and her bare breasts are visible for a few frames. They stop before either of them climax.

A couple have sex. After they kiss passionately, he flips her over onto her stomach, and begins thrusting and moaning. Brief and no nudity.

A man and woman kiss passionately, she removes her top, revealing her bare breasts. They caress and sex is implied. Only lasts a few seconds.

Two men jump into a river nude. From a distance, we see bare buttocks and genitals, hardly visible. Scene last a few seconds.

A shirtless man and another man lie in bed kissing. They caress and one moves on top as they kiss passionately. Sex is implied.

A man is shown nude from the side. His buttocks are visible.

A man is shown nude from behind. His buttocks are briefly visible, however the man is out of focus in the background.

Two men wrestle playfully whilst shirtless. They stop and kiss each other. This is shown from a distance.

Two men lie in a bed after sex. They hold and caress each other, and their bare chests are visible.

Two men kiss very passionately. One man's wife witnesses this and is shaken.


A man is beaten to death by three men in a brief scene. Nothing is audible. His very bloody face is shown for a quick second.

A few quick fist-fights, one of which results in a small bloody nose for one man and a facial bruise for the other.

A dead, dust-covered man that is mentioned to have been beaten to death and castrated is briefly seen from a distance.

Two men shoot an elk.

We see a sheep that has been graphically gutted (by a coyote).


22 uses of 'fuck', 11 of 'Goddamn', 9 of 'shit', 3 of 'son of a bitch' and 'queer', and 1 of 'dick' and 'asshole'.


Some scenes depict characters drinking, sometimes to excess. A few characters smoke.


The beating is disturbing.

A man punches his male lover across the face after the latter accidentally hits him on the nose.

There are themes that involve homophobia.

The ending can be rather upsetting.

The movie raises some moral questions.

Total: 27/50

Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and some violence

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