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A man is falsely accused of giving anal sex to an alien (we see a photoshopped image of him doing it, fully clothed, no genitalia is visible).

Alien prostitution is mentioned once.

No sexuality can be seen just a few short kissing scene.


The crustacean-like aliens bleed red crimson blood just like humans do.

The aliens possess weapons capable of blowing people up; the weapons are used several times in the film. The aftermath of these deaths are bloody, but they are comically over the top.

News footage shows a dead body, riots, and acts of arson and destruction.

We see an alien rip off a man's arm from a distance with lots of spurting blood. We see a close up of the severed arm with bloody tissue hanging from the stump being placed in a garbage bag.

Two small alien creatures fight. One drives it's spike tipped tail into the other with spurting blood.

A cluster of alien eggs is burned with a flamethrower. We hear the unborn babies shrieking as their eggs pop.

An alien attacks two men by hitting them with the butt of a rifle and flinging them through the air. One man receives a broken arm from the attack.

An alien is shot in the back with a rifle. He is then shot in the head at point blank range splattering blood on the camera and on the ground. A pool of blood forms around his twitching body.

An alien virus causes a man too leak black fluid from his nose, vomit black fluid, and loose his fingernails in a bloody fashion.

An alien is stabbed in the back and then dismembered with a machete. A man takes a bite out of it's severed arm.

A man's arm violently mutates with lots of secreted blood.

A man has a power drill driven into his arm.


At least 156 uses of "fuck," 12 of "shit," 2 of "Jesus," 2 of "piss," 1 of "crap," 1 of "bitch," 3 of "bastard," 1 of "oh my God," 1 of "oh Jesus," 1 of "hell" and 1 of "oh God." 2 uses of the British word bloody.

A man drinks alcohol.


Several scenes where helpless and defenseless aliens are killed.

A man's transformation into an alien may be highly disturbing to most people.

Various things happen to Wikus implying his transformation. Black substance drips out of his nose, his fingernails come off (there is blood), he pukes black vomit, his eye enlarges, and he begins picking out his teeth. Rather gory. He even eats catfood and regurgitates, which some could find gross.

Wikus is presumed dead, but eventually implied to be okay. The film's ending shows what is apt to be Wikus, fully transformed into a prawn.

The prawns alone are frightening, especially to young children.

Rated R for bloody violence and pervasive language
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA15+ / Austria:16 / Brazil:14 / Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:18A (British Columbia) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:14+ (TV rating) / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-15 / France:U / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:III (DVD rating) / Hong Kong:IIB (cut) / Iceland:16 / India:A / Ireland:15A / Japan:PG12 / Malaysia:18SG / Mexico:B15 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Peru:14 / Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) (cut) / Portugal:M/16 / Russia:14+ / Singapore:M18 (cut) / South Africa:16 / South Korea:18 / South Korea:15 (cut) / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:TV-MA (cable rating) / USA:R (certificate #45478)

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