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MPAA Rated R for strong violence and language

Sex & Nudity

  • Opening scenes of the movie shows characters discussing what they think the meaning behind 'Like a Virgin' by Madonna is. Talk of sex & sexual body parts.
  • Sexual joking and sexually-based insults traded by characters, including an explicit joke about prison rape.

Violence & Gore

  • Marvin Nash is soaked in gasoline and is about to be burned alive.
  • Mr. White yells at Mr. Pink and punches him.
  • Extremely bloody, brutal and graphic violence
  • The movie follows a gang of criminals before and after a robbery. There are many scenes of explicit brutal violence and several bloody onscreen deaths; the killings of cops and civilians are both shown and discussed at length.
  • The film contains fairly realistic violence all throughout
  • The violence is dated and therefore mild compared to Tarantino's other films. However, it is still definitely a violent movie.
  • Mr. Orange is shot during a getaway from a botched robbery and falls down with a bullet hole. He then shoots the woman who shot him, and gets in a car. He then starts to bleed, with blood all over the car. He then is dropped off into a warehouse for the rest of the film. His shirt is soaked in blood, and is lying in a pool of blood.
  • Nice Guy Eddie makes a graphic joke about how Vic was raped in prison.
  • A Mexican standoff happens between 3 men, there is no blood, until later where you see minimal blood on their shirts.
  • 3 Police Officers are shot with no blood.
  • One man is shot with blood spurting.
  • Another man is shot 3 times with blood on his shirt, he then is shown later lying in a pool of blood.
  • 2 Police Officers are shot through a car windshield with blood spurting.
  • Mr. Brown is shown with a bloody wound on his head which he dies from.
  • In the most graphic scene, Marvin Nash is first kicked and punched for torture (he is shown with blood on his face everywhere). He then is left with one person who slashes his forehead with a knife, brief blood. He then proceeds to cut off his ear. This is completely off screen, but you hear yelling. Marvin Nash is then shown with the severed bloody ear, and you can see a gross and bloody hole in the side of his head.


  • 270 uses of "fuck", 16 uses of "shit", 7 uses of "god damn", 4 uses of "bastard", 11 uses of "hell", 8 uses of "piss", 5 uses of "nigger", 1 use of "cocksucker". Several uses of "bitch" and "dick".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Mr. Orange relays a funny story about his days as a marijuana dealer.
  • Almost every character smoke cigarettes

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This movie is violent, but compared to Tarantino's other films it is tame.
  • This is an intense movie with explicit, brutal violence.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The Movie is very Brutal. It gives a Scene where a Man tortures a Police Officer.

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