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MPAA Rated R for bloody violence and grisly images

Sex & Nudity

  • The heroine's cleavage is on display in at least one scene.
  • One or two mentions of eroticism and/or innuendo.
  • No sex or nudity.
  • The hero kisses his lady love a few times. They begin to kiss passionately, and he unties the strings on the front of her dress, but they stop.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is sliced in half with a swinging blade.
  • A man's throat is sliced.
  • We see several bloody, mangled corpses, including one of a 12-year-old girl.
  • There are guns and shooting.
  • One of the main characters is shot in the shoulder, and he howls in pain as a doctor digs for the bullet with a knife.
  • A cadaver is tortured.
  • We also see a dead cat, a dead raven, a human heart (being eaten by a raccoon), and a human tongue.
  • Several scenes of characters being punched and beaten.
  • Extremely grisly murders, with gallons of spurting, gurgling blood.


  • One "f---ing,". Other words include "s--t," "damn," "bastard," "son of a bitch," "hell," "twat," "whore," "piss," "goddamn," and "oh my God."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Poe's also seen smoking cigarettes, and he's referred to as an "opium addict", though drugs are never shown.
  • Some social drinking.
  • Poe is shown to be an alcoholic. He drinks a lot -- mostly brandy and whisky -- though he's not always drunk (when he is, he's belligerent and abrasive).

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Lots of violent, intense scenes.

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