To Catch a Killer (2023) Poster

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MPAA Rated R for strong violent content, and language throughout.

Sex & Nudity

  • You can see breasts of some women in a morgue with the camera stopping on one woman & showing her exposed bare breasts clearly. No male nudity is shown of men in the morgue during this scene.
  • A woman is shown in her bathroom with her pants down, in her tub taking a bath & in a bathing suit swimming. Two other women are shown in bikinis.

Violence & Gore

  • Incredibly realistic depictions of mass shootings. Many innocent people are killed suddenly and heavy blood splatter is shown. We also see the aftermaths with victims in pools of blood.
  • In one scene it is mentioned that someone dismembered a co-worker.
  • A woman commits suicide by shooting herself in the head.


  • 66 uses of the f-word.
  • 5 misuses of God's name (some paired with damn), 4 misuses of Jesus's name.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Adult characters are seen drinking, smoking, and vaping socially. There are references to drug use and addiction.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The film revolves around a mass shooter. The shooting scenes are incredibly realistic. Not for the faint of heart.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A main character is suddenly shot and killed near the end.
  • One character bites another's neck fatally while defending herself.

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