Movie Poster


Parents Guide

Add to guide
Showing all 26 items



Sex & Nudity

  • A naked body is seen quite briefly lying in a low-light cell and posed so as to be as inoffensive as possible.
  • A small child is briefly seen nude from the front.
  • A man stares at a poster of a coca-cola commercial. More specifically, he stares at the illustration of a woman's buttocks on the poster. This goes on for several seconds.
  • In one scene, two men talk about spending money for a prostitute. Very brief.

Violence & Gore

  • An oil refinery explodes. During the chaos, numerous men are killed, with many of them burning to death onscreen.
  • Men are shot against a wall with machine gun.
  • Very bloody results of a car accident are seen.
  • A man shoots another man (we only see shooter aiming and hear silenced gun shot).
  • The bloody aftermath of a car accident is shown.
  • A charred corpse is briefly shown. Quite gruesome.
  • Another corpse has been wrapped in a plastic bag, with blood all over it.
  • A closeup of a man being shot in the eye is shown with bloody results.


  • Two use of the word "Fuck", and other mild language throughout.
  • Three uses of the word "bastard."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Two scenes in a bar with characters drinking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Like William Friedkin's other films, Sorcerer explores intense themes of nihilism, distrust, betrayal and death. There are no heroes in this film.
  • This film, is incredibly intense throughout, given the plot.
  • Film also has a bleak tone, depicting humanity as corrupt, selfish and desperate.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is 'replaced' for a dangerous mission by having his throat slit by an assassin. This happens offscreen, but a closeup of his blood-covered bedsheets and another character's reaction to the murder confirms it.
  • A bomb is detonated in one scene, killing many people, in an act of terrorism.
  • A main character is shot and dies.
  • A man is stuck on the side of the neck with the blade of a shovel, causing large amount of blood to pour out. He falls off screen and is then repeatedly hit with the shovel.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The film's ending is incredibly depressing.
  • A character is on the verge of madness and begins to hallucinate many things based on his experiences so far. Creepy imagery, including pools of blood, can be seen for several moments.
  • In one scene, two main characters are killed when the explosives in their truck ignite. This comes out of nowhere, is very unexpected, and will more than likely take most viewers by surprise.
  • The terrorist act in the beginning is unexpected and is a "jump" scene.

See also

Taglines | Plot Summary | Synopsis | Plot Keywords

Recently Viewed