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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 woman is shown in her underwear for nearly half of the movie.

A guy describes his colleague having sex with his own mother and then makes a joke out of it.

Despite the lack of graphic detail, the amount of emotion built up ultimately makes the acts of violence just as terrifying as other more explicit films. The violent acts hit hard especially because the victims are extremely sympathetic (done on purpose as a piece of commentary rejecting desensitization to violence by making it all the more painful, on an emotional level), and the only time you think a payoff has occured, it's a fantasy sequence.

All but one act of violence occurs off-screen. A man is shot in the chest on screen. That is all. The results of violent acts are shown. For example, the fresh corpses of two characters are shown. Blood from a gunshot wound is shown on the wall. A man is shown lying on the floor with a broken leg; he remains incapacitated with a splint for the rest of the film. Blood soaks through a sheet used to cover a corpse.

There are numerous acts of violence which occur off-screen so that only the sounds are heard. For example, a man is struck so that his leg is broken. Gunshots are heard when two characters are killed. The sounds of a stabbing are heard. A dog is quieted.

Apart from the gunshot to the chest, perhaps one might consider a slap in the face to be an act of violence. A bag is put over a boy's head. A character is pushed backward off a boat to drown.

The F-word is used five times. The S-word is used ten times. Several of these words are quite indistinct, but they are shown in the subtitles.

A few vulgar anatomical terms are used. There are five or six religious profanities.

One character smokes a cigarette. There is some talk about substance abuse.

The suitability of this film can't really be determined from a simple listing of conventionally "graphic" scenes or depictions. While the explicit content of the film is fairly benign, psychologically it is profoundly disturbing. The violence, while not actually shown, is nonetheless very challenging to the viewer, and there is a strong, visceral sense of dread throughout the entire duration of the film. The full impact may not even fully be felt until the very last freeze-frame before the credits.

The theme song of the movie is very fast and heavy death metal with screaming and wailing and it may frighten and confuse some viewers.

This movie is extremely tense and distressing. As well explained before, the violence is not very explicit; but the movements of the camera and the game that gives the human subconscius makes it really disturbing and disgusting.

Rated R for terror, violence and some language

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