Average score: 10/10 for BOTH Theatrical & Extended Cut
PLEASE NOTE: The violence/gore in this film is extremely high!! CAUTION when viewing... (see "Frightening/Intense Scenes" section)
A bloody eyeball is seen on the floor. Later we see the owner of the eye: the graphic, bloody, empty eye socket is scene.
A corpse of a man is shown with rats eating his flesh, and dirt shoved in his mouth. He has a branding on his chest, and has been buried up to his waist. (In the Extended Cut, you see a shot of a rat chewing on his bloody eye socket.) Startling & Disturbing
A man is shown hanging from the ceiling and burning alive over a fire. He is screaming in agony, and a a large brand is burnt onto his chest.
In this same scene, there is a gunfight in the same room. Several people are shot, some at very close range. (In the Extended Cut, blood sprays when people are hit. In two scenes, blood and brains are spray from the wound and splatter behind the victim.)
A man has his throat slit in the same scene. He holds his and over the wound, and blood pours out around it. (In the Extended Cut, he removes his hand, and you see the gory cut, and the organs inside his throat.) An Intense, Graphic, & Unsettling sequence
A man is seen in a pool of blood with blood coming out of his mouth. He has a graphic branding injury on his chest. When a woman tries to give him mouth to mouth blood squirts from his chest spraying into a man's face, and we learn his lungs have been punctured. Upsetting
Two people are shot at point-blank range.
One dies, the other moves slightly, and the man shoots him again. (In the Extended Cut, blood sprays from the wound - but this is dark, and only noticeable with a High Quality picture.) Intense & Very Gory
A man is seen treating a gunshot injury. Gory/Graphic
Cardinal Vaggio is tied to a device with weights and is thrown into water in an attempt to drown him.; He is shown gurgling in the water and has a branding injury in his chest. Robert is shown chasing after the killer's van, but instead races towards the fountain where the Cardinal had been thrown into. Entering the pool, Robert tries to free Cardinal Vaggio from the restraints, but is unable due to the extreme weight; Very Emotional. Robert swims to the surface, calling for help, but no one answers as he descends back to the bottom where the Cardinal is shown gurgling water (He is not breathing). As Robert attempts to aid the Cardinal by breaking off one of the air tubes, some citizens are shown jumping into the fountain, just in time to save him. Robert & the others pull Cardinal Vaggio to safety where is he shown shaking, and spitting out the water from his mouth. An ambulance pulls around the corner with people on-looking the incident. Robert asks Cardinal Vaggio about where the killer was hiding him, and the Cardinal speaks in Italian: "The Castle of St. Angel". A Very Intense & Emotionally Upsetting scene
Two people are locked in a room where oxygen is cut off and are shown suffocating and gasping for air while trying to get out. Really Tense, and Suspenseful
A graphic scene shows a partly decomposed corpse with disturbing black swelling in the mouth.
Several images of bloody dead bodies.
A massive explosive device goes off and causes some destruction and people are shown being injured by a blast wave, which also destroys the inside of the church. Intense, Violent, & Emotional... The most dramatic part of the film.
A man is killed by a car bomb.
A man is shown with bloody injuries.
A man brands himself in the chest and screams in pain. Starting, & Disturbing
A man is shot several time and he falls to the ground gurgling and blood is shown pouring from his mouth. Another man is shot in the back. Very Violent & Bloody
Camerlango Patrick McKenna (Ewan Mcgreggor) is shown, at the very end of the film, burning himself alive by grabbing a flask of holy water and a lit candle jar; He pours the holy water on himself, murmuring the words "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit...". Patrick then smashes the candle on the ground, engulfing him in flames; He is screaming in pain and burning, with blistered flesh and is shown violently swaying on the ground, burning to death. DISTURBING & UNSETTLING to watch
A number of murder scenes and intense situations throughout...