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MPAA Rated R for sequences of graphic violence, and language.

Sex & Nudity

  • Brief scene when they are looking at statues, one of the statues has nude breast
  • A bronze, nude statue is shown.
  • A gay couple (male) share a passionate kiss

Violence & Gore

  • Graphic gunfights and hand-to-hand combat sequences; blood shown.
  • A girl's arm is snapped, the bone visible, before her wounds heal
  • A girl's throat is suddenly slit and bleeds out. The skin separating is visible before being covered.
  • A man is injured from an explosion with heavy damage on his chest
  • A woman puts butterfly tape on a knife wound of another woman, there is a small amount of gore.
  • Swords and axes are used periodically, resulting in sprays of blood and embedding weapons in bodies.
  • A man's gut is shredded and bleeds profusely. The emphasis is on the dialogue at the time, some gore, but the camera does not dwell on it.
  • A woman's arm is broken, exposing the bone. When healing, the bone is briefly visible.
  • A woman falls from a building and her body is seen significantly disfigured with broken appendages.


  • 7 uses of "fuck", 20 uses of "damn", and "shit"
  • "Goddamn" said twice.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A handful of scenes revolve around people being shot to pieces and then recovering. The camera dwells on bullets coming out of wounds and other details that may upset some viewers.
  • A few scenes involve people's limbs and other bones breaking and being disfigured. Sometimes these same bones will heal and crunch back into place which may upset some viewers.
  • There is a scene set during the Salem witch trials which may be frightening to some viewers.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A woman is shown encased in a steel coffin and sunk to the bottom of the ocean. It can be frightening seeing her stuck in there forever.

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