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MPAA Rated R for extreme violence and graphic carnage, for shocking images, and for strong language and sexuality

Sex & Nudity

  • The Director's Cut contains an addition of a rape scene. The woman with Scagnetti in the motel room also wears no bra in the director's cut.
  • Bare breasts are briefly shown when a women is showering
  • Some passionate kisses

Violence & Gore

  • The Director's Cut includes many shots cut for an NC-17 rating, including a man getting shot through the hand, more scenes of the prison riot and several others.
  • Mickey and Mallory kill almost everyone, no matter who they are, without so much as a second thought. Most (bartenders, shop assistants, civilians, etc.) of them are innocent too.
  • A girl beats up a man. There's a scene where she kicks him and blood flies across a table and it resolves in her stomping on his head and breaking his neck.
  • A man shoots a woman and it shows the bullet fly in slow motion until it hits the woman's head and chunks fly on the wall.
  • A knife gets thrown through a window and sticks in a man's back.
  • When the opening title appears, you hear a gunshot and see blood go down the screen.
  • You see various quick scenes of wolves ripping apart prey.
  • You see various scenes of people covered in blood.
  • A man is hit in the head with a crowbar.
  • A woman is burnt to death.
  • Many people are shot, with moderately bloody results.
  • A woman is cut beneath her breast.
  • There are two scenes of blood on the screen.
  • Police officers beat a man.
  • A man is put in a washer.
  • A man is put in a cooking oven. Briefly shown.
  • Many people are strapped to chairs and their necks are sliced.
  • A man is hit on the head with a pan.
  • A man is shot in the hand and you see through his hand (unrated version only).
  • A man gets his head cut off and stuck up on a pole (unrated version only).
  • The police force shoots one of their own men.
  • Snakes bite two people.
  • A man is grabbed and hung upside down and his back is broken.


  • 37 uses of the F-Word
  • bitch, shit, cocksucker, etc.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Mickey and Mallory drink beer at the beginning.
  • A man drinks from a flask.
  • The Knoxes own marijuana but don't smoke it; they also have the 'magical mushrooms' that they take and you see their wild hallucinations.
  • A man takes non-prescribed pills at the end.
  • A man talks of selling tobacco.
  • Many people smoke cigarettes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Modern Rating: Rated R for strong graphic violence and language throughout, brutal disturbing images, and some sexuality/nudity.
  • The Director's Cut includes a lot of shots cut for the NC-17 rating, such as a few seconds of a rape and is more graphic than the theatrical version.
  • Much of the violence is stylized, but there are exceptions, notably the prison scenes and bar fight/beating.
  • Some (mildly) grisly images are shown in brief flashes.
  • The movie has sporadic moments of menace, as most of the characters are psychopaths in some way.

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