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Sex & Nudity

Half joking, a man tells a visiting Ree that she obviously couldn't keep him out of her dreams. Ree meets one of her father's old lovers who says she rekindled her relationship with him a few weeks priorfor a day or two. "Then he was gone again," she says.

Violence & Gore

Twice we see Ree intimidated by means of physical force: Teardrop grabs and pulls her hair; another man roughly jostles her while making her get into his truck. Teardrop tells his wife, "I said shut up once with my mouth," indicating that the next time he'll let his fists do the talking.

Ree is severely beaten at one pointby other women. One throws hot coffee in her face, and they punch, kick (she tries to bite one of them back) and drag her to a barn. Several hours later, Ree's still there, half conscious, her face bloodied and swollen. When Teardrop comes to "collect" her, he asks whether one of the men hit her. He's emphatically told, by one of the women, that she and her sisters are the ones who "put the hurt on her"as if that made it OK. Once safely home, Ree spits blood into a sink as she's getting cleaned up.

It's worth noting that when the Army recruiter asks what happened to her, Ree says she fell off a bike.

Teardrop takes an ax to someone's windshield. A tense standoff develops between Teardrop and a police officer, both of whom are holding weapons. Ree brandishes a shotgun when unwelcome visitors show up at her door. Sonny's threatened with a beating when he sticks up for Ree.

Ree and Sonny shoot, skin and dress squirrels.

The hands of a dead man are removed (just off-screen) with a chain saw for legal proof of death.


Close to 10 uses "fuck" and a dozen uses of "shit". Frequent milder profanity includes "ass," "bitch," "hell" and "pussy". God's name is misused three or four times, combined once with "damn." Jesus' name is abused once.

Drugs make the Ozarks go round, according to Winter's Bone. Ree resists accepting anything harder than marijuana (and we don't even see her smoking that), but she seems like something of an exception. When she mentions someone cooking crank, another girl says, "They all do now. You don't even need to say it out loud." And with some pride, Ree says of her father and his drug "lab," "He's known for knowing what he's doing."

Teardrop snorts cocaine in front of Ree at least twice, asking her if she's developed a taste for the stuff yet. Another man asks Ree if she wants to do "a line" or "blow some smoke." A woman gives her a "doobie" for the walk home.

Teardrop and others smoke cigarettes. Ree takes painkillers after she's beaten.

A dead man's hands are severed using a chainsaw. The actual cutting is not in frame, but you see the severed hand.

The harsh Missouri community in the film may disturb some.

The film is quite dark in nature

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Rated R for some drug material, language and violent content
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA (2010) / Brazil:16 / Canada:PG (British Columbia) / Canada:14A (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Finland:K-13 / Germany:12 / Ireland:15A / Japan:PG12 / Malaysia:18 / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R13 / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:18 / Spain:12 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #45999)

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