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MPAA Rated R for monster violence, and for language

Sex & Nudity

  • We see in the first 10 minutes S. Weaver naked only her legs and chest are shown but no R rated nudity

Violence & Gore

  • The theatrical cut, however, is still violent, and features lots of grisly deaths with moderate blood. The tone of the movie is also quite bleak, so the deaths have a lot more impact.
  • The extended edition (the Assembly Cut) is rather gory with violent and at times gruesome death scenes that feature blood spurts and gore. The theatrical version however is more moderate in violence with fewer blood spurts and offscreen deaths.


  • Rarely any swearing in first half. Second act contains many F-words as well as other swearing heard
  • Sh$t is said like 29 times he'll is used 3 times Damn is used about 7 times in the first half minor language is used then about 50 minutes in to the movie the Word Fu@k is used like 40 or so times in like one scene it's used 6 to 10 times!!
  • SOB is used about 2 times
  • GD is used 3to7 times
  • A lot of uses of the F-word and variants. Some other milder swearing.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A few of the characters smoke; casual drinking in one scene.
  • A woman complains of feeling unwell and pissed off. A doctor then offers her what he refers to as a "special cocktail", meaning a morphine injection. He then tells her about his morphine addiction and a disturbing experience he had in his profession while attending casualties whilst intoxicated.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Some may find the autopsy scene a little disturbing.
  • This film is a lot darker than the previous films.
  • A Chestbuster busts out of the chest of a dog around the 20 minute mark
  • A man is chopped to pieces the aftermath shows a bloody boot and lots of blood splattered everywhere
  • The menacing and inhumane appearance/behaviour of the alien makes the film very intense and frightening.
  • There are many scary scenes where the alien attacks characters and chases them through the dark prison corridors.
  • There is a scene where Ripley falls into molten steel with arms outstretched as a religious metaphor to Christ's suffering and martyrdom.


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

Violence & Gore

  • In one scene an alien begins attacking the prisoners and makes a hole in Clemens forehead, a hole is seen but no blood whatsoever.
  • In one short running scene a prisoner is working in a ventilation shaft and an alien shoots a hole in Murphy's head, blood can be seen but is nearly impossible to see. He screams and falls into a fan. Blood is seen but the scene ends though later in the film when Clemons is investigating the blood is briefly seen.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The fact that Ripley has an alien inside her and she wants to die makes this movie very emotional and will probably upset many viewers. However, despite the emotional and disturbing tone to this, it also conveys a very positive message about courage and self-sacrifice.

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