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Killing Them Softly
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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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Sex & Nudity

several references, dialogues and jokes related to prostituion (One charcrer is shown after an encounter with a prostitute, and jokes that he may use more)

Violence & Gore

The violence are not strong and frequent, but when violences happens it is very graphic and very brutal. Not for a weak of heart.

The main theme of the movie is that two men under the direction of another rob a mafia-run card game. The mafia then hires a hit man to come and kill the three involved and a fourth who robbed them earlier. There is nearly non stop violence and references to violence throughout the film and viewers should know that the two execution scenes are shot up close and are fairly graphic.

Two characters robs a poker game.

A sequence involved one character get beating near to death by a two man. This scene is very graphic and very hard to watch.

A man fires a shotgun on a man from the distances (he falls on the ground). A man who get shot is crying and he is covered in blood as a same approach and fires a shotgun on a man at the back of his head (we graphically see bloods and brains splatters out). This scene is extremely graphic.

A man fires a gun on another man's head several times in a car. A car move by itself and hit several cars and his hits the windshield. This scene is very graphic even though it is shot in slow motion.

A man fires a gun on another man's head with .38 gun (very graphic), he is then shot three times (off-screen).


Nearly non stop graphic language including references to prostitution and beastiality.

One man uses and deals heroin throughout the movie and also smokes tobacco and pot as well.

There is a joke about two men being alcoholics. (They are also shown drinking throughout the film as well)

Most characters smoke cigars and cigarettes throughout.

Certain scenes mentioned in the "Violence & Gore" section might be intense for many viewers including the beating scene.

Violence always appears out of nowhere so it may cause a mild jump of viewers.The sound effect are also very realistic and very loud.

Rated R for violence, sexual references, pervasive language, and some drug use

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Rated R for violence, sexual references, pervasive language, and some drug use

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