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Certification

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MPAA Rated R for violent and disturbing content some involving preteens, and for language
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman wears a tight top and shows some cleavage.
  • We see a woman's leg exposed as she lies in bed going to sleep.
  • We see a man's torso a couple of times.
  • A man approaches his wife who is lying in bed. They start to kiss and we see some movements. Then very briefly we see him climb on top of her and remove his coat, it is implied that sex will follow, but is not seen. Despite this description, the scene is filmed as a reconciliation and the erotic element is not too strong.
  • A man talks about raping the corpse of a recently deceased woman.

Violence & Gore

  • There are several violent scenes in the movie, including children attacking other children. There is a significant amount of violence and gore in the African scenes. Each scene is rather long (13 minutes).

Profanity

  • There are several occurrences of the F-word throughout the film.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The boys regularly go up to the roof of a grain elevator building and sit and/or stand on the edge where there is no safety measures to prevent falls.

Spoilers

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Violence & Gore

  • An African warlord, notorious for committing horrifically sadistic attacks on pregnant women, comes to the doctor character's clinic for a serious leg wound. However, when he is caught sneering at one of his victims who just died on the doctor's operating table, the doctor loses his temper and throws the warlord out of his clinic and allows the natives, all of whom loathe the warlord with a murderous rage, to lynch him.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The boys plan to retaliate against a bullying mechanic by destroying his vehicle with a pipebomb. However, while they plan to detonate it early Sunday morning to prevent any injuries, a mother and young daughter are jogging that time of day and suddenly appear approaching the bomb after the fuse is lit. Elias charges out to successfully warn them to stay clear, but he himself is seriously injured in the blast.
  • Christian, mistakenly convinced that Elias is dead because of his bomb, despairingly climbs to the elevator roof to commit suicide by jumping to his death. However, Anton realizes where the boy is and manages to reach him on the roof to prevent him from jumping.

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