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MPAA Rated R for strong violence, a rape, disturbing images, and language

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman gets changed and as she does so another woman remarks on tight underwear that rides up her butt. We briefly see the woman's butt with thong underwear on as she gets changed.
  • Two characters kiss. Later, they are seen in bed in a state of undress, presumably after sex. A character soon after asks them what they were doing in bed and attempts to remove their blankets, revealing that the woman is dressed in pants and a semi-revealing shirt with a coat on top. No nudity.
  • There is a rape scene that lasts about 30 seconds on an unconscious woman. Mostly just her face is shown moving, but a little bit of it is shown.
  • A dead man's butt is shown.

Violence & Gore

  • The movie opens with a woman running through the snow. She is later seen dead, with blood in the snow and on her
  • A coyote is shot and killed with blood spraying in the opening scene.
  • Characters get shot with blood visible a couple times throughout the movie.
  • Two police officers are sprayed in the face with a chemical that is likely bear spray that blinds them for sometime. A man is whacked in the face with a shovel and kicked in the face. Another man is shot multiple times, some blood is on the wall and a bullet hole is seen in his face.
  • It is implied that two characters are hit with a baton (not shown).
  • A man is shot with a high powered rifle and is flung back across the room from the force of the bullet. Blood sprays.
  • There is a brutal shootout in the snow. A woman is shot with a shotgun, the impact blows her away. (She is wearing a bulletproof vest). Several other men are shot with blood spraying multiple times.


  • 23 uses of fuck, along with other cuss words

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some smoking is seen.
  • A character is seen to be drunk.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The premise as a whole could frighten or disturb some viewers, as it is about a young woman who is murdered
  • The violence is depicted realistically, which may disturb some viewers. There is a violent shootout which wounds and kills several characters.
  • This movie is incredibly dark and brutal.
  • The film focusses heavily on missing and murdered Indigenous women. A topic that may be disturbing to many viewers.
  • RAPE TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic rape depicted at about 1:15


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

Sex & Nudity

  • It is implied that a woman is raped at least two times.
  • A scene of a dead man (on his stomach) in the nude, showing his butt. There is a bird on top of him and the bird bites off a piece of the man's butt skin, eating it, then the bird flies away.

Violence & Gore

  • A woman is seen cutting her arm with a knife as a form of self-harm due to severe grief. Blood is shown all over her arm.
  • A man wakes up with a beaten and bloodied face on top of a high peak. A man forces him to confess to raping a girl and beating her boyfriend to death. He then forces the man to run in the snow barefoot. His lungs collapse and he chokes to death on his own blood. This scene is very disturbing.
  • The film is about the murder of a young woman.
  • A man is found dead face down in snow with a bloody corpse with a leg missing suggested eaten by wild animals.
  • Several drunk men force their way into a room where a man and a young woman are lying in bed; the men argue and one man hits another man several times in the face and head, the young woman is grabbed and struck in the face, she bites a man's hand and he hits her and she falls unconscious on the bed; the young woman regains consciousness as a man is raping her and another man pulls the rapist away but is brutally beaten to death by him and the other men.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Several men have been drinking alcohol and one of those drunk men rapes a Native American woman. The other drunken men want to rape her too but the boyfriend (of the woman) intervenes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The rape scene is likely to disturb most viewers

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