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(2017)

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Certification

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MPAA Rated R for strong disturbing violent content, some sexuality, nudity and language
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • The first sex scene occurs when a woman opens a door on a married couple having sex. The couple are shown thrusting and moaning briefly, until the woman shuts the door.
  • The second sex scene shows a man roughly picking up a woman as she tries to run upstairs. The man starts kissing her as she then wraps her legs around him. The man starts to thrust and the woman starts groaning as the camera cuts away.
  • A woman's bare breasts are briefly shown when she is stripped by a crowd and beaten to near death, there is nothing sexy about this (see Violence & Gore for more details).
  • A man is shown fully nude when he gets out of bed. His buttocks and his pubic hair is shown in detail. A previous review said his genital is shown, that's not true.
  • A woman's bare breast can be seen for a couple seconds when she breastfeeds her baby.
  • Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • The film comprises scenes of violence with some details depicted. These include scenes where characters are shot fatally.
  • A pregnant woman and her husband are assaulted by being sprayed in the face with tear gas.
  • A man's jaw is blown off with a shotgun after attempting to help a pregnant woman. The bloody aftermath is shown on the man's face in full detail.
  • A young man grabs a brass doorknob and bludgeons his brother to death with it. Blood pools under the victim's head.
  • A crowd of violent protesters are seen attacking riot police with objects and physical assault as the police are trying to fend off the violent crowd.
  • A woman holds two pistols and shoots six people in the head while their heads are bagged and they are on the ground. She is then killed a moment later, as her death is quick and intense.
  • Cannibalism and child sacrifice are highlighted and glorified.

Profanity

  • There is infrequent use of very strong language including the words f*ck and c*nt.
  • Two uses of "f*ck," one referencing sex ("you won't even f*ck me"). A man calls a woman a "c*nt." A woman is called several foul names including "b*tch," "slut," "c*nt," and "whore."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Adults are seen socially drinking, and are briefly implied to be intoxicated.
  • An older man smokes, and is told not to do so indoors.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • These include a cannibalism scene; a scene where a blood-filled light bulb explodes; a scene where a woman sets fire to herself and is seen screaming for a prolonged period of time, a scene where someone is clubbed in the head repeatedly by a heavy metal object, and a scene of mass execution where people are shot in the head mercilessly.
  • One very disturbing moment is when a woman who is cleaning her toilet sees what appears to be blood pooling in the water, as she's trying to flush it a human heart suddenly appears and is promptly flushed down the toilet in bloody detail.

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Sex & Nudity

  • Crowd attacks a woman and her dress rips and breasts is shown.

Violence & Gore

  • A terrified newborn baby is passed among an unruly mob. His neck is seen breaking in close up. His mother arrives to discover the disemboweled baby's corpse, shown in a graphic and disturbing manner. She then turns round to see the unruly mob is eating the flesh and drinking the blood of her baby - a wholly dark take on the Communion.
  • A woman ruptures an oil tank and drops a lighter on the spilled fluid, destroying the whole house and killing everyone inside.
  • A man rips a woman's heart out of her charred, burnt, and dying body, killing her instantly as her corpse disintegrates.
  • A woman, in a rage-induced violent rampage, grabs a shard of broken glass and slashes and stabs several people including a child, killing them in bloody detail (no sympathy for these characters since they killed and ate her baby)
  • A young woman attempts to help a pregnant woman escape her house that has descended into chaos before she is eventually beaten to death by the crowd.

Profanity

  • Really harsh and strong language in the film, though there's not much of it. When it does occur, it's very vulgar and one scene depicts a woman being brutally beaten in very disturbing fashion while the crowd who's beating her calls her so many foul names including bitch, cunt, ass, whore, pig, slut, (I think I heard something with Fuck in that scene, too) very graphic

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The film contains a disturbing sex scene that is heavily implied to be marital rape as it is arguable if it's consensual or not. She initially resists her husband's advances by repeatedly telling him no before she eventually reciprocates.
  • The finale of this film is extremely graphic and distressing; involving the horrific murder, butchery, and cannibalism of a newborn child; the eruption of disturbing violence as the mother savagely murders several of the participants with a piece of glass and the incredibly brutal beating of the mother by the onlookers as they call her degrading names. The entire sequence is horrific, scarring, and one of the most harrowing scenes in recent times. It will undoubtedly stick with many viewers and is not for the faint-hearted in the slightest!

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