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Sex & Nudity


A man is nude in a bathtub, but only his upper body is visible because of his seating position and the camera angles used.

A man says to his complaining wife in a joking and mocking manner, 'You keep running that mouth of yours, then I'll take you in the back and screw you.'

Towards the end, a man and a woman have a conversation in which they imply that beer "leads to" sex.

Violence & Gore


The film's main theme is the nature of violence. It revolves around an aging sheriff who is trying to come to terms with the evolution of the criminal mind and how it's only getting worse. The main antagonist of the film is a hitman who is hired to retrieve a satchel of stolen drug money. He kills 14 people throughout the film (12 of these killings shown, two only mentioned). The violence in the film is not long-lasting or constant, but when it occurs it can be very graphic and disturbing.

A sheriff's deputy is violently strangled to death with a pair of handcuffs. You can see the chain cutting into the deputy's throat as he is choking in pain. Very bloody.

A man is shot in the head with a captive bolt pistol. It makes a bloody hole and blood trickles down out of the wound.

Twice we see the violent aftermath of a drug deal that went wrong. Many dead bodies, including a dead dog can be seen lying on the ground. One drug dealer that lived through the ordeal is seen dying in a truck of a bullet wound in the stomach as he begs for water. Blood is seen seeping through his shirt where the bullet entered. When a man goes back to the location of the botched drug deal to bring the dying drug deal water, he sees that the dealer has been shot in the head. We see blood on the broken glass the bullet exited through.

A man is shot in the shoulder. We later see him removing shrapnel from the wound, though it isn't very bloody.

A dog is shot at point blank range with a pistol. We hear the dog whimper and fall down on the ground dying. A bullet wound can be seen in the dog's chest once it has fallen, though the wound is not overly bloody.

Two men are shot with a pistol. One man is shot in the chest and the other is shot in the head. We can see both the bloody bullet wounds.

In probably the most brutal murder in the film, A man's forearm is blown off with a shotgun. His arm can be seen dangling off a small piece of flesh and he screams in pain (not terribly graphic, but very unsettling). We see blood from the wound spray on the wall behind him and on a lamp shade before he is shot again in the chest (bloody buckshot wounds can be seen) and blown back into the wall from the power of the blast

Another man is shot in the chest with a shotgun. We see the bloody buck shot wounds as his body blown back from the force of the blast. A small pool of blood starts to form around his corpse.

A man is shot at close range with a shotgun while trying to hide behind a shower curtain. The entry wound isn't seen, but blood can be seen splattering behind the curtain.

A desk clerk is shot off screen. We never see his body or blood, but an empty chair where he was previously was sitting in is empty making it clear he is dead on the floor behind the desk out of sight.

Though you do not see the shot hit him, a man has a very bloody wound from a gunfight with the villain.

A man is shot in the throat and a large amount of blood squirts out of the wound. He is then shot in the head as blood sprays out, leaving a bloody wound.

A man is wounded in the leg with a shotgun. We do not see the entry wound it made until the man is treating himself with medical supplies he steals from a pharmacy. We see a bloody hole in his leg along with many buck shot pellet wounds. We see him pull the buck shot pellets out of his leg and a lot of blood is seen gushing out. This makes him walk with a limp for the remainder of the film.

A man is shot in the throat with a shotgun. He falls to the ground and a large amount of bloody pours from the wound in his throat and his mouth as he gargles in pain, gasping for air.

We see the aftermath of a different shootout. A woman can be seen floating dead in a pool surrounded by blood. A man is seen crawling on the ground in pain with a large bloody stain on the side of his shirt for a bullet wound. Another man is seen lying on the floor in his motel room dead from being shot in the chest; we see his shirt covered in blood.

It is suggested that a man kills a woman in her home. If so it happens off screen and is ambiguous.

A man is injured in a car accident. He acts relatively fine, but a bone can be seen protruding through his arm. He also suffers from some minor injuries to his face, he has blood dripping from his mouth and a bruised eye.


Profanity: 5/10

A few uses of 'f*ck', 'sh*t', and 'goddamn'

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 3/10

No drug usage in the film, but the main theme of the film has to do with stolen drug money. In one scene you see many bags of heroin in the back of a truck. The sherrif reffers to it as "Mexican brown dope".

Some smoking and alcohol usage.

Frightening/Intense Scenes: 10/10

The scene where a man's arm is practically shot off, though brief, may shock or disturb many.

The movie centers on a psychopathic killer that clearly has no mercy, morals or ethics. He kills almost everyone he comes into contact with, deciding each of their fates with a coin toss.

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Rated R for strong graphic violence and some language
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