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Sex & Nudity

4/10

There is no official nudity, but there are two scenes, which are repeated more than once, that do contain sensual and sexual content. One scene is where 11 or 12 college students cram themselves in an SUV during a winter storm and both the men and women take off their tops. The camera pans away some and no clear nudity is seen, but is made obvious from all the skin shown. The second scene is of a man and his girlfriend lying nude together before or after a sexual encounter. No actual nudity is seen, but enough skin and dialogue to understand what is happening. The girlfriend puts her hand down a blanket towards his genitals and makes a joke.

There is also a scene where a man focuses on an image of a woman's cleavage and is tempted to masturbate but doesn't.

Violence & Gore

9/10

(Aron falls into a small crack, his arm crushed by a boulder. There is a mild amount of blood on the wall where his arm is pinned.

Aron accidentally hits his head twice (hard) on rock when trying to get loose.

Aron amputates his arm and it is extremely graphic. He first breaks one bone by hitting it against the side of the canyon. The second bone is broken by doing the same thing the opposite way. He really struggles with the second bone, in a lot of pain from it. He then starts cutting into his arm with a utility knife, and much blood can be seen around his arm and in the cut. There is a very quick (blink-and-you-miss-it) shot of him ripping out an artery but it is very quick so it's hard to catch. Then comes the nerve. It looks a lot like dental floss thin spaghetti and when he touches it, a very disturbing sound is heard that sounds almost like the board game "Operation". This is for effect and would not happen in real life. This is the really disturbing scene because it really shows the pain he is in from it. Even when he touches it, he is screaming in pain. When he actually pulls it out, you can tell how much pain he is in. It can be very unsettling. He cuts and tears for about ten more seconds until he is free. This is extremely graphic and realistic.

Profanity

7/10

13 f-words and 12 s-words. Other mild profanities are uttered as well.

2/10

There are two short scenes that show people consuming alcoholic beverages.

8/10

Aaron starts to go insane. Some may find this unsettling.

Having to cut off his hand in order to survive, it requires him to break the bones in his arm. The amputation scene is very violent and graphic. When he has to cut the nerves in his arms, it is causes him unbearable pain. Also when he snaps the bones in his arm the noises may be very disturbing.

Reportedly, during the film's premiere, some people actually fainted. That's really how intense it is.

Aron has to drink his own urine at some point, in order not to dehydrate. He almost vomits.

Total score: 30/50 Young teens can just skip the amputation sequence, as it takes up around four minutes of a 90-minute film. Otherwise, no one too sensitive or squeamish should see this film.

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images
Certification:
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA / Austria:16 / Brazil:16 / Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:14 / Denmark:15 / France:U (with warning) / Germany:12 / Ireland:15A / Italy:VM14 / Japan:G / Malaysia:18 / Netherlands:16 / Peru:14 / Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:15 / Spain:12 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #46305)

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