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MPAA Rated R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, pervasive language, some sexual references and brief drug use

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • A man has his fingers slowly pulled off by a device.
  • A man is electrocuted; he shakes violently.
  • A man's leg is broken with bone sticking out. Another man pours alcohol on the wound, causing the injured man to scream.
  • A man's corpse is discovered skinned; flashbacks show the skin being cut from his body and face.
  • A teen boy is shot in his car; there is no blood.
  • A man is shot.
  • The aftermath of a man being shot in the stomach is shown.
  • A man is tied with both his arms suspended by chains and at the waist. Crushed bottle glass shoots at him rapidly, resulting in shards impaling his chest and back.
  • A man punches another man several times.


  • There are several uses of "fuck", "asshole", "bitch", "shit", and "damn". There are also some uses of "nigger".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A woman smokes a cigarette.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The traps may be intense for viewers.
  • The film deals with the topic of police brutality and corruption. Corrupt police officers beat up and murder innocent people. This may be intense for some viewers.
  • The deaths may be intense for viewers.


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Violence & Gore

  • A man has his tongue in a clamp; in order to release himself and prevent being hit by a train he must tear himself from the clamp, which will rip out his tongue but allow him to escape. He fails to do so in time and is hit by the train; blood splatters onto the train and his tongue is seen hanging from the clamp.
  • A woman is placed in a trap with a a cutting blade placed beneath her neck, for her to severe her spinal cord, she cuts it by rubbing her neck on it. Boiling wax drips onto her face; however, it turns into a fountain and pours onto her face, which is beneath a cloth. A man tries to tear back the cloth and tar, revealing a melted head on her corpse.
  • A man is restrained in braces as his blood is slowly drained into jars. He is released and his own blood smears his face. As a door is broken into, his arms, along with a gun strapped to his right arm, are yanked marionette-style, causing him to raise his right arm. The SWAT team think that he is going to shoot them so they shoot him multiple times, killing him.

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