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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 scenes of sexual torture.
  • A couple is depicted kissing than going onto bed to develop it more. No thrusting is visible although a man's full back is visible going into her. 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 men 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.


  • 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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