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Sex & Nudity

  • Brief sex scene between the film's only couple is shot in shadows and accompanied by romantic piano.
  • A man and a woman kiss and lay down but the scene ends before anything is shown.

Violence & Gore

  • Weapons include guns, knives, grenades, and pliers (for pulling out fingernails.)
  • Battle scenes show injuries and bloody bodies.
  • The films IRA heroes are shot at, tortured, and imprisoned by British soldiers -- their acts of vengeance, however righteous, never lead to victory, as they suffer emotionally afterward and the British maintain dominion.
  • Plenty of graphic and unsettling/disturbing political violence, yet there are no exeedingly gory moments.
  • Even though the violence itself may not be as bad as some other R-rated films, it is still disturbing--the violence has meaning.
  • Gun-play, battle and two scenes of torture.
  • A man has his nails ripped out gruesomely.
  • A woman has her hair brutally cut, with the scissors cutting her deeply and horribly mutilating her, yet she later recovers )

Profanity

  • Lots of angry language, including more than 40 uses of "f--k," plus "s--t" and "s--te," "ass," "damn," "bastard," "bitch," and "whore." The name "Jesus Christ" is used as an expletive on many occasions.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Young men smoke cigarettes repeatedly; In bar scenes and during political meetings.
  • Characters drink liquor and ale.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

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