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MPAA Rated R for some disturbing violence, graphic nudity, language and brief sexuality.

Sex & Nudity

  • Very brief full frontal male genital nudity during three scenes of sexual torture.
  • A couple is depicted kissing, then going onto her bed to develop it further. Slight thrusting is visible with a man's full back, with male and female hips visible as the camera moves up their bodies. Full scene lasts under 11 seconds. Not graphic at all.
  • Verbal references to getting laid and getting other men to jerk them off.
  • Several references to male-on-male rape.

Violence & Gore

  • A few scenes of people being kicked, beaten, and physically threatened.
  • A sequence where a man is not visible but is heard getting beat up, he is seen afterwards with blood all over him whilst he is heavily injured.
  • A woman threatens a man with a knife, she pulls it close to his genitals and squeezes his penis tightly with her hand until it turns red.


  • 17 uses of "fuck", "shit" and "pussy"
  • One use of "pussified"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Characters casually consume alcohol.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The flashback scenes to the prison in Abu Ghraib could be distressing to some viewers.
  • The scene where William takes Cirk to the motel is very tense, and the tone shifts very abruptly.
  • The confrontation between William and Major Gordo is very tense.

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