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MPAA Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity

Sex & Nudity

  • Buttocks shown when a guy gets out of shower
  • No sex scenes but some non sexual nudity.
  • No frontal nudity at all during this movie.
  • In a scene where a man is being tortured we can briefly see his genitals for a few seconds
  • In a scene a woman is take out of a metal box while she's fully naked, we can see her breast and genitals for a few seconds
  • A naked man is shot in the genitals - blink and you'll miss it

Violence & Gore

  • A brief whipping scene that is not bloody at all.
  • There are two kinds of violence in this film: gunplay/shootouts, which are stylized and over-the-top, almost cartoonish, with comical amounts of blood; the other type of violence is inflicted upon the poor and the slaves which is rather intense and sad, meant to show the horrible nature of slavery.
  • Violence isnt constant but when it does happen it often gets bloody.
  • A fully-clothed man is shot in the crotch. He screams and flails wildly. This lasts for about 30 seconds.
  • An explosion happens where multiple horse and men die. Then a main character shoots someone and they fall of their horse. Blood is seen on the horse.
  • Django shoots a man in the chest, blood is seen. He then whips another man and shoots him. Then a character shoots a man off his horse and blood lands on some flowers.
  • A man shoots a man in the stomach and then shoots him the head. Bloody.
  • This is definitely one of Tarantino's more realistic films, and the violence is not cartoonist and outrageous like the Kill Bill's, it is quite realistic but all of it is brief with the exception of the slave fight scene
  • A horse is shot in the head, resulting in a spray of blood. The horse topples, landing on a man, breaking his leg.
  • A man is tied upside down and it is implied that he is about to be hurt. However, the villain is interrupted before the deed is done.


  • Racial slurs throughout.
  • Uses of "fuck".
  • The n-word is used more than 100 times.
  • Use of nigga/nigger throughout the film.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Several men are shown drinking, a lot of smoking is done as well.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This is one Tarantino's most violent films next to Kill Bill and Inglorious Basterds.
  • Not scary or frightening. Just violent and bloody.
  • Most of the violence is towards bad white slave owners which makes the violence more satisfying than disturbing.
  • Like in others Tarantino's films the action and violence is very stylish, unrealistic and even funny, but when the violence goes to black slaves the violence torns more brutal, realistic and very hard to watch
  • The scenes were the violence goes to the slaves are intense and hard to watch
  • NOTE: Most of the violence in this movie is directed towards slave owners, only a few scenes have slave violence


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Violence & Gore

  • A slave is attacked by vicious dogs. He screams as the dogs bite his body and bite him. Later in the film, there are brief but violent flashbacks to this scene. This can be upsetting for some viewers.
  • A man threatens to castrate another man but is stopped before doing so
  • A slave is killed by dogs. Blood is later briefly seen.
  • There is a one scene where the Dr. King Shultz and Calvin Candie die in a mansion and then it goes over the top with the bloody violence.
  • In the third act, there is a massive shootout involving many men. This scene is ridiculously over-the-top in violence and blood. Countless men are shot in the heads, arms, torsos and legs, each injury accompanied by excessive blood squirts and screaming. The floor and wall are painted with blood and the room is littered with corpses.
  • Two slaves are forced to fight each other. They grapple, punch and kick each other. Eventually, one slave grabs the other slave's eyes with his thumbs (off screen), and then kills him with a hammer. This has to be the most intense scene in this movie, but the disturbing death is thankfully offscreen

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