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MPAA Rated R for some brutal violence and language

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Two sexual assaults are depicted. The first is viewed at a distance. It is implied that the victim is raped. The second assault is an attempted rape. In the second sexual assault, the victim's distress and screams are unsettling and potentially triggering.
  • A dead rotting corpse is seen hanging from a noose from an apparent suicide.
  • A criminal's hand is cut off and blood spurts from the wound.
  • An intense, brutal fight scene occurs between Eli and several scavengers. Some limbs are seen falling off, though the whole fight is seen as a silhouette.
  • A man is knocked to the ground and then shot, the scene is viewed from a distance.
  • A woman is attacked and presumably raped by a group of bikers, but the act is not seen.
  • A man's face is slammed against a bar and we see blood coming from his nose and mouth before he falls down. Everyone in the bar then draws weapons and Eli fights several men in the bar, killing many of them. Very brutal and somewhat graphic.
  • Another fight scene ensues in which there are several bloody slashings and stabbings, limbs cut off, and a decapitation.
  • A woman is assualted to extract information from her daughter, the scene is not bloody.
  • A man is shot in the head and blood splatters behind him.
  • There is a gunfight between the main character and several other characters. Many characters are shot in the head with bloody results. There are also shootings to the body and extremeties with gory and bloody results.
  • There is another gunfight scene where several different types of weapons are used. A bomb explodes and body parts are seen landing on the ground. The blast from a grenade throws a man against a truck. An RPG is fired in to a house killing an old woman with bloody aftermath. Several bad guys are shot with automatic weapon fire yielding bloody results. An old man is shot with a large caliber automatic weapon with bloody results.
  • The main character is shot in the stomach, blood is seen coming from the wound at the time of the shot.
  • A character is choked from behind while driving, the crash kills him and his dead body is thrown to the ground by another character. The crash also causes a large knife sitting on the dash of the truck to impale another character through the chest. He pulls the knife from his chest and we see and hear the results.


  • 13 uses of "fuck", 7 uses of "shit", 2 uses of "son of a bitch", 2 uses of "bastard", 1 use of "pussy", 1 use of "hell", 1 use of "Goddamn it", and 1 use of "damn it"(whispered).

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some mild smoking and drinking of alcohol

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The whole movie has an intense, somber tone, and some scenes can be surprisingly frightening/intense.
  • The fight scenes are definitely intense and pretty violent, but they're relatively brief.

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