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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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The main character has suggested offscreen sex with a showgirl who seems to double as a call girl or prostitute. Viewers see them after the fact, and she's seen topless for a few moments. In a later scene, the main character has sex with the female lead. She seduces him and kisses him, and he reciprocates. The sex occurs off screen, and the movie cuts to them in bed afterward.


Men sent from the future are instantly shot dead by the protagonist. Certain scenes have flesh and blood spraying out of the wounds as they fall to the ground, dead.

Several men are shot dead throughout the film, often leaving a bloody mess. Some close-ups of entry/exit wounds.

On separate occasions, two women are fatally shot once in the chest.

A child is shot dead but only the pulling of the trigger is seen and then we do not see the child again.

Another child is shot at but not killed. A small amount of blood is seen.

A man is lifted in to the air by a child using telekinesis and blood spurts from his chest as he slowly explodes. An explosion is seen from outside the building and then we see blood on the walls and on the face of the child (none of it is the child's blood).

A man's hand is hit with a hammer.

In a graphic scene, a man is mutilated but we do not see the actual act. Instead, his future self loses body parts as it happens and we see that instead. We also see him lose his nose, lose his fingers and bruisings appear on his face. The future version of the man isn't in any pain but it makes it clear what is happening to the younger version of the character elsewhere. We then see a bloody operating table as the older version is shot dead.

The protagonist shoots himself in the chest to stop his future self commit a murder that would trigger a bad chain of events.


3 uses of Jesus, 4 use of Christ,1 use of Jesus Christ, 3 uses of a**hole, 4 uses of hell, 23 uses of goddamn(10 paired with it) 26 uses of sh*t(2 paired with holy)(1 paired bull), 31 uses of f**k(3 paired with mother), 2 uses of a*s, 1 use of pu**y, 1 use of damn it.


The protagonist has a drug addiction and uses drugs in several different scenes, though always in a club with friends. He is seen having withdrawal symptoms in one scene.


Lots of loud and sudden gunshots could be intense.

A scene in which a man is mutilated as punishment. The actual mutilation is not seen but the body parts begin to disappear from the body of his future self so it is clear what is happening to the younger version of the man.

A child with strong telekinetic powers kills a man by lifting him in to the air and making him explode (death not shown on screen). He also uses his power to scare his mother in a separate scene.

The main plot revolves around a man attempting to kill children. One child is killed offscreen; another is shot but does not die. There are two other scenes were children are approached by different men with intent to kill but remain unharmed.


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

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