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MPAA Rated R for some violence, sexual content and language

Sex & Nudity

  • The main plot of the movie is tracking down a sexual predator, and the evidence of his crimes are shown with sexual images and flashbacks. Women prostitutes are seen at nightclubs in low-cut tops and short skirts, lightly kissing and caressing male customers- to tempt them into sex. No nudity.
  • A divorced couple kiss, strip down to the upperbodies, and caress. They go to a bed and continue caressing. No nudity is seen.
  • One stripper dances on a (clothed) man's lap. Due to the dialogue, we know they later have sex. There is no nudity.
  • Mick and others crudely mention sexual encounters that involve main characters.

Violence & Gore

  • Flashbacks show an unknown male rapist assualting a woman by hitting, kicking, dragging, and slamming her around. Furniture smashes, vodka bottles break over people's heads, and people are beaten.
  • A woman is shown afterward, with some brusies and cuts on her face.
  • A gang roughs up an unsavory character by kicking him and whacking him with baseball bats to hospitalize him.
  • A older woman shoots a man, he shoots her back.
  • The dead body of a man is briefly seen, blood seen slightly around his head.
  • Through a informative flashback, woman's corpse was seen being stabbed repeatedly though briefly


  • 5 uses of "fuck". Many uses of "shit", "ass", "asshole", etc.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Drinking throughout. Mention of drugs.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The last half of the movie gets intense.
  • Several discussions of mutilation and attacks on women that may disturb.
  • Talk of rape throughout.

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