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Parents Guide for
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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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It's implied that Maggie gets raped by two men.

A man reaches inside a woman's shirt.

A nude woman is briefly seen running, nudity can be made out, but there is no detail.

A probably naked woman is sitting on a bed.

Testicles are seen.

A woman undresses and walks into a room, completely naked in dark lighting. Breasts are seen momentarily, pubic hair visible for a half-second. She walks up to a man in bed who embraces her. They thrust and it cuts to them lying together shortly.

A man's throat is slit offscreen, however blood leaks out of the wound for half a minute.

A man hits another man's face with his gun and fists several times. The lower half of his face is seen bloodied for about half a minute.

A few brief images of men who have been murdered are seen, head shot wounds and small pools of blood are briefly seen.

Several men are shot with some bloody results.

Two men are briefly beaten by another man, they are punched and kicked, slight bloody noses are seen afterward.

A man is shot in the stomach, a bloody bullet wound is briefly seen. A mans face is stepped on leaving his nose a little bloody.

A man is punched a few times and pierced in the throat by a knuckle-duster, he is then punched in the forehead, some brief blood.

A brief scene where two men are tortured, we see quick flashes of what is happening. A man is castrated, a lot of blood is shown with some screaming. Later, the man's severed testicles are seen preserved in a jar of (presumably) moonshine.

A man hits another man across the face with a shovel. Minimal injuries.

A man is punched on the face by a man wearing a knuckle-duster offscreen, a bit of blood is on his fist afterwards.

A car is shot by a man with a tommy gun, the victim tumbles out the car after, no blood visible.

A man is ordered to pour hot oil/tar onto another man's back, who is tied up. We later see the man covered in tar and feathers.

A man is shot twice and then stabbed in the back, the scene is very dark so nothing can be seen in detail.

24 uses of 'fuck' and 'shit', 18 of 'Goddamn', 7 of 'son of a bitch' (mainly from an antagonist), 2 of 'cocksucker' and 'Jesus Christ', and 1 of 'bitch' from an antagonist/victim.

Smoking throughout. Several scenes involving the drinking or handling of alcohol.

Most of the violence is rather subdued, with the main exception being a brief, offscreen torture scene.

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity

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