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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
  • In a scene where a man is being tortured we can briefly see his butt for a few seconds.
  • In a scene a woman is taken out of a metal box. She is then brought away into a house on a wheelbarrow and one of her breasts is briefly seen. Fast and could fly over some viewer's heads, only seen for a split second.
  • A naked man is shot in the genitals, blink and you'll miss it.
  • After a male slave wins a fight, his owner cheers in triumph and decides to have a female slave sent to his room to "lick his pole" as a reward.
  • For a few seconds, you can see parts of a man's butt.
  • There is a scene where you can see Django's genitals in some shots.

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 is very constant and when it happens, it often gets graphically bloody.
  • A fully-clothed man is shot in the crotch with blood squirting out. He screams and flails wildly. This lasts for about thirty 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 nearby cotton.
  • A man shoots a man in the stomach. Bloody.
  • A corpse is blown apart in slow motion, lots of blood.
  • Very strong and bloody violence throughout. The violence in this movie is graphic, and very gruesome.
  • Film for all, but still only for mature, capable indivduals. No age rating.
  • 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.
  • The "N" word is used more than 100 times.
  • 31 uses of "fuck".
  • Many uses of "son of a bitch" and "god damnit"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

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

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scenes where violence directed at slaves are disturbing and hard to watch.
  • This is a VERY violent movie. Will make some viewers feel sick.
  • The main villain Calvin J. Candie is a complete psychopath, and his actions are very unpleasant, which can be extremely disturbing for some viewers.
  • The violence in this film is very over the top and unrealistic but is still hard to watch because of how excessive the blood is.
  • The fight between the two slaves is extremely brutal and sadistic.
  • Some flashbacks are shown from the perspective of characters including torture of slave which are unsettling.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • A slave is attacked by vicious dogs. He screams as the dogs 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.
  • 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 their heads, arms, torsos and legs, each injury accompanied by excessive blood squirts and screaming. The floor and walls are painted with blood and the room is littered with corpses.
  • Two slaves are forced to fight each other in a sport called Mandingo Fighting. They grapple, punch and kick each other, one gets his arm brutally snapped. Eventually, one slave grabs the other slave's eyes with his thumbs (offscreen), and then kills him with a hammer. This has to be the most brutally violent scene in the movie, but the disturbing death is thankfully offscreen.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Though there is a scene with a black slave being dismembered by dogs and eaten alive, the actual scene is barely shown, as we only hear the screams. However, there is a moment near the end where a character is having a flashback of that scene. The actual violence is shown this time, full screen. This is intended to be unsettling.
  • The dinner scene where Calvin brings out a skull is extremely suspenseful and and there is a scene where he smashes a glass and severely cuts his hand and smears all of the blond on his hand all over Hildi's face. He then slams her head onto the table and threatens to beat her to death with a ball pin hammer so the dimples inside her skull can be examined.

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