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(I) (2013)

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MPAA Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout

Sex & Nudity

  • A government agent captures a woman and later kisses her forehead while stroking and smelling her hair and saying that she should be his wife; she resists his attention.
  • After receiving an exoskeleton, a technician moves the arms at the joints and laughingly says, "You can still jack off, right?"
  • A man at work in a factory jokingly tells another man about the boss, "I think he likes you" and the second man smiles and denies it.
  • A man on Earth is shown shirtless in three scenes and his bare chest, back, neck, shoulders, arms with a number of tattoo designs are seen.
  • A government agent appears shirtless in two scenes, revealing electronic implants on his chest and back.
  • A brief scene features a woman wearing a bikini that reveals bare shoulders, arms, abdomen and legs.
  • A man wears shorts that reveal partial thighs and lower legs.
  • A man is told to go kill a woman and her child. He goes to where they are being kept. He tells the woman to come to him or he'll kill her child and tells her he'll "be gentle", implying he plans to rape her.

Violence & Gore

  • A robot breaks a character's arm. No blood, but a muffled crack can be heard.
  • Two ships are shot down by missiles, which leaves both obliterated and all 45 people aboard are killed.
  • A character gets trapped in a room and is exposed to intense radiation. We see him twitching, and later on, vomiting and choking from the after effect. Very intense.
  • There is a battle between several robotic droids and a couple of main characters. There is plenty of gun violence and a brief fistfight between two beings.
  • A man gets shot in the chest by gunfire. We briefly see blood spurt from the wound, as well as a loud splash upon impact. Mildly bloody.
  • A man impales another man in the chest with a long, bladed sword. As he pulls the sword from the man's chest, blood is shown on the blade.
  • A character is stabbed in the side with a knife-like weapon.
  • A woman is brutally smacked across the face.
  • A grenade explodes inside a ship where a man, who is standing next to it, has his face blown off. Blood, brain matter and evident gore fly from the body piece. Very graphic and bloody.
  • A ship crash lands on the Elysium space station. Everyone survives, though this is a fairly lengthy and intense scene.
  • A man stabs a woman in the throat with a shard of broken glass. Blood is clearly seen pouring from the wound, and for a moment or two, as she is on the ground, blood is spread across the area surrounding her. She dies. Bloody and intense.
  • A man picks up another man and throws him into a hard floor, killing him instantly. Then he proceeds to use the corpse as a defense by flinging it at another man, however, it hits a nearby wall instead. Nothing graphic is shown, just violent.
  • A man is shot many times, through a wall, by laser gunfire. His arm and other body parts are shot off and seen flying through the air, until the remaining body crumbles in dismembered and torn shreds. Fairly graphic.
  • Two different characters are hit in their chests with explosive throwing stars, resulting in graphic and complete obliteration.
  • A man is impaled in the hand with a knife, slicing through his skin, with no blood. He screams in agony though for a time.


  • 68 uses of "fuck", constant uses of "shit", and uses of "ass" "bitch" piss" Damnit" and one use of jack off.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • People drink beer. One man, after taking a few swigs, throws the bottle off a rooftop and swears at passersby. Several characters smoke cigarettes and what looks to be pot.
  • A regimen of pills follows Max's radiation poisoning. And he takes a whole handful of them in one go when he knows that his need for themone way or anotheris coming to an end. When talking with his robotic parole officer, Max is offered a sedative.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The look and feel of the movie's dystopian atmosphere may be considered unsettling for some. Especially the common theme of diversity of other social classes.
  • The villain is a complete psychopath, where he takes pleasure upon killing people without any emotion shown. His acts and menacing tone are very unsettling and almost frightening for some people.
  • The death scenes in this movie, are all very bloody and graphic in some way, or are just disturbing for people viewing the film.


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Violence & Gore

  • The main character and the villain fight, with brutal punching, kicking, maiming, and stabbing. At one point, the villain uses a knife to slice through the hero's hands a couple of times, leaving a gashing and open wound, with deep blood dripping from it. Fairly bloody. Eventually, the hero gains the upper hand and subdues the villain, where the antagonist attempts to use a self-destruct bomb to detonate both himself and the hero. He fails, and is thrown over a ledge, where he explodes, and body parts fly in all directions below. Nothing too graphic, except for smoke and the visible body pieces flying apart. Very intense and very bloody altogether.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The main character's radiation poisoning accident scene is disturbing and almost frightening, watching him go through his pain and suffering, through the whole process.
  • The ending may be considered very sad for audiences, as the main character sacrifices himself to save humanity.

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