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MPAA Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language including sexual references, and some drug use

Sex & Nudity

  • Some verbal sex references.
  • One of the male characters sometimes stares at/flirts with another woman in a suggestive manner. She refers to him as a pervert.
  • A woman tries to convince a man not to kill her by taking off her shirt and saying she knows what he wants. She is shown in her bra.
  • No nudity is shown.

Violence & Gore

  • The whole movie is a race for survival. Kinda like Hunger Games but with gore
  • Numerous characters are blown up by detonators. Blood can be seen
  • Many people die, some bloodless, but others have blood
  • A room full of people are forced to line up in front of a wall and a man begins shooting them one by one, execution style. disturbing
  • A man is killed by a giant knife. Not too brutal
  • A woman kills a man with an axe. Most is offscreen but we can see some blood splatter
  • A man has part of his skull caved in by a wrench. The disturbing wound is very visible. He stands in a daze for a moment before falling down dead. Not to bloody but still can be disturbing
  • A woman kicks off from a wall while fighting an attacker on her back.
  • A man is crushed by an elevator. We hear his bones crunching and his body twitches violently before death.
  • A man twists a woman's head around, breaking her neck instantly.
  • A woman slashes a man's leg and hand with a paper slicer she uses like a machete.
  • A man is stabbed in the abdomen and left to bleed out in a stairwell.
  • A woman is shot in the forehead after an elevator door opens.
  • A woman is killed by a Molotov cocktail.
  • Two men are shot to death while trying to kill another man.
  • A man is shot in the chest three times, dying instantly.
  • A woman slowly bleeds out after being shot in the chest.
  • Several characters are shot to death, either after being targeted or hit by happenstance.
  • A man is shot in the hand and the wound is visible for the rest of the film.
  • An anxious man tries to rinse blood out of his hair.
  • A woman helps a man stitch a wound in his head.
  • Corpses are seen on the floor in many shots.


  • Contains religious swearing (e.g., "Jesus", "Goddamn").
  • Strong language is present in the entire film, including terms like 37 "fuck" and 40 "shit".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man smokes a joint and blows the smoke into a vent to hide it. Later, he shares a joint with two other characters. At least one character is high for the entirety of the film.
  • Lots of burnt out cigarettes are visible in a woman's car.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Several killings happen out of the blue to intentionally take the audience by surprise.
  • Characters' explode with little to no warning.


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Violence & Gore

  • A total of 84 people die in an around 85 minute long film.
  • The final two men alive fight to the death with their fists and various weapons.
  • Mike hides explosives in the pockets of everyone he meets after "winning" the game. The explosions kill several people.

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