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MPAA Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements including some disturbing violent content, and for a crude sexual reference

Sex & Nudity

  • "My uncle is a pimp" Jerry Springer episode is briefly on TV.
  • A wife asks a husband if he's been with anyone, since their marital problems started.
  • A store owner tells a man to "stop jerking off to Japanese comics".
  • A man finds a drunk woman passed out in bed. It is implied he raped/sexually assaulted her.

Violence & Gore

  • A man chokes another man to death in a long fight sequence. There is no blood or gore.
  • An African-American woman is hit in the head with a beer bottle and is told to, "Go back to Africa."
  • A man breaks into a house and attacks the owner. The owner's dead body is later seen with a bloody head wound.
  • A man watches another man being operated on. We hear someone describe the patients worsening condition and see a patch of blood quickly spreading. We later hear that the man died.
  • A man with brittle bone disease falls down a flight of stairs. We hear cracking sounds and his cries of pain. We later learn he broke 14 bones. Disturbing.
  • 01:26:00- A man finds two children with their hands bound above their heads. It is implied that they have been held hostage.
  • 01:26:30 & 01:29:35-A man finds a woman's dead body with her hands bound above her head. Her wrists are mildly bloody from struggling.
  • The aftermath of a car accident is shown. The car is on fire and a man pulls an injured woman out of the wreck.
  • A young boy has scratches on his cheek after a (offscreen) fight.


  • Bruce Willis uses the word Godd**n 1 time in the scene when his son is pointing the gun at him cause he thinks he can't hurt him not to actually shoot him it's not a exception but better then in normal conversation
  • Shit is used once.
  • Ass, damn and hell are used a few times. Whore is used once in a background song.
  • JC is used right at beginning and end.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man says that the stadium was having problems with people buying drugs and then searches a man (implying he thought he was a drug dealer). But he is innocent.
  • One reference to alcohol; "have a couple of drinks".
  • Two people are seen drunk for a few seconds.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • One scene with dead bodies and hostages seen and a realistic kill.
  • A man nearly drowns in an intense scene.
  • The whole film has a sense of psychological horror and could be found unsettling.
  • A young boy points a gun at his father and threatens to shoot him as he thinks his dad can't die.
  • The twist ending may prove to be disturbing/intense to some viewers.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • In the sequence with the family that is being held hostage, while never verbalized, it could be implied that there may have been a sexual component to the crimes inflicted on the mother and children, which is very disturbing.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Through a series of flashbacks, it is revealed that Mr. Glass was responsible for multiple terrorist attacks mentioned throughout the film, all resulting in copious amounts of fatalities. These include destroying an airliner, burning a hotel, and sabotaging the train that crashed in the beginning of the film. Nothing direct his shown, but him being at each attack is what gives away this revelation.

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