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MPAA Rated R for disturbing sexual and violent content including sexual assault, graphic nudity, and for language

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman rapes a man while he's asleep and/or unconscious. No nudity shown, but the woman gasps, thrusts and straddles the man and the man moans in his sleep. Afterwards, his semen is shown running down her leg and in her hand.
  • An extended sequence of a woman masturbating with fetish gear. Her nude body is mostly shown. An extreme close up shows her bare breasts and pubic hair (no visible genitals). The scene is long but the nudity is brief.
  • We see a man fondling himself beneath his trousers, and then later see him fully nude from behind.
  • A lactating woman's bare breasts are shown.
  • A baby girl is shown nude being given a bath and her genitals are clearly seen.
  • Man attempts to rape a sleeping woman. His buttocks are seen for an extended period, with scrotum also briefly visualized (from behind)in the following events. Disturbing.

Violence & Gore

  • A man gets punched in the face and stabbed with a piece of glass several times. A lot of blood is seen on his body afterwards and his face is mutilated.
  • A woman cuts a man's forearm open with a piece of glass.
  • A woman cuts a man's finger open to extract a chip.
  • A male character punches a woman several times while she is tied down to a bed.


  • 28 uses of "fuck", 4 uses of "shI t", 2 uses of "bitch", 2 uses of "piss", and 1 use of "dick".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Characters are provided with a pill medication that is implied to be a sedative, but a male character refers to the pills in one scene as a "fix" that male characters are willing to exchange bodily fluids for as a treat.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The movie is rather slow and contemplative. It's more disturbing than frightening. However a few outbursts of violence occur.
  • The drawn-out masturbation scene is very intense, especially with its music, and may be uncomfortable to watch.
  • Dead dogs are seen in several scenes, which may be upsetting to animal lovers.
  • The night time rape scene is violent and intense and escalates before it comes to a close.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman is inseminated by another female character while she sleeps. No nudity is shown.
  • Graphic attempted rape scene featuring a woman secured to the bed with restraints

Violence & Gore

  • A woman's body is stretched out and her face severely bleeds.
  • A female astronaut is slowly stretched an pulled apart by a black hole. She groans in pain and her head eventually explodes inside her helmet. Blood and brain matter fills her helmet. The shot is brief but disturbing.
  • A woman is bludgeoned to death with a shovel. Only the aftermath, not the act, is shown, and is seen from a distance. Minimal blood.
  • One of the convicts undergoes 'spaghettification' after being sucked into a black hole. We see their physical discomfort while blood begins to leak from their face. After a few seconds they cough up blood and their head seemingly explodes in their space helmet. Quite fast but disturbing.

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