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MPAA Rated R for brutal battle scenes and disturbing graphic images

Sex & Nudity

  • It is referenced that masters would rape their female slaves. This is never shown or discussed.
  • About a 20 second scene of a woman giving birth. (Not explicit and no direct nudity shown. Lady screams in birth pains)

Violence & Gore

  • There is a closeup of someone being shot. We see some blood on the clothing.
  • A man's head is shown off from a canon. This happens so fast that you have to pause the movie to actually see any details.
  • Civil war era medical triage, including: crude amputations, gaping wounds, bloody dressings and so on.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Members of the klan burn a black church to the ground; Members of the klan dragging a black man out of his house and beating him and then shooting him.
  • Intense war scenes.


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Violence & Gore

  • We see a man hanging from a tree. This shot is far-off so it's not graphic but it is disturbing.
  • Several dogs are killed, which may upset some. One is stabbed with a knife
  • We see a group preparing to hang 4 different people.

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