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Contains mild sex references

It is said that a woman was having an affair with a man that is not her husband, but nothing is seen.

A teenage boy and girl are about to kiss but are interrupted.

Contains brief medical gore

A young man stumbles into traffic, semi-conscious and delirious from flu symptoms, and is struck broadside by a fast moving bus in the street - The impact is sudden/shocking, somewhat unexpected and, were it real, would assuredly be fatal - It appears very realistic and might very well disturb younger viewers

During an autopsy, a dead woman's face is shown as we hear the whirring of a surgical saw and then see the woman's bloody scalp flop onto her face; two men examine the brain and brain stem (we do not see anything) and one appears alarmed by what he sees.

A man rushes into his young stepson's room and finds the boy dead (we see the boy lying on his side with his eyes wide open and dried goo on his mouth and cheek).

We see a woman lying dead on the bathroom floor (her feet and lower legs are tinged blue/black, her face is pale and there is a foamy discharge in and around her mouth).

A woman is found dead on a bus (we see her eyes wide open and her mouth and chin stained with dried goo).

We see a dead woman wrapped in a plastic bag with duct tape wrapped around her neck. We see many dead people being piled into an open pit.

We hear gunshots, see flashes of light inside a house and see two men carrying guns leaving the house (no one is shown injured or dead).

A woman drops her coffee cup on the floor breaking it, she then collapses on the floor, and begins seizing (she twitches and thrashes) and foaming from the mouth while her young son watches in terror.

Two masked people break into a house and threaten a woman (she is unharmed).

Contains one use of strong language

1 F-word(character said "f--k off lady"), 4-5 shits, 8 scatological terms

Contains innocuous alcohol drinking scenes

A woman drinks several alcoholic beverages while playing at a casino.

People are seen holding alcoholic beverages in a casino/bar setting.

A woman injects herself in the thigh with a hypodermic needle (the vaccine), and many people are shown inhaling a vaccine through their noses.

Contains sustained physical and psychological threat

There are scenes of mass graves of the infected, one person mentions how they have run out of body bags, because of so many dead.

Autopsy scene is a bit hard to watch.

Rated PG-13 for disturbing content and some language
Argentina:13 / Australia:M (classification #249903) / Austria:12 / Brazil:12 / Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba) / Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-13 / Finland:K-12/9 (2012 reform re-rating) / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:IIB / India:U / Ireland:12A / Ireland:12 (DVD rating) / Italy:T / Japan:G / Malaysia:P13 / Mexico:B / Netherlands:12 / Norway:15 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG13 / South Korea:12 / Spain:12 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / UK:12A / UK:12 (DVD rating) / USA:PG-13 (certificate #47021)

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