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

Sex & Nudity

  • There is a picture of a nude woman on the wall. No nudity
  • Brief full frontal male nudity in Ward C.
  • A man says that a woman likes to "suck cock."
  • A huddled group of naked men are in a cell, some of their butts can be seen for a brief time period.
  • In one scene a group of men are seen huddled together naked, their buttocks are shown briefly.
  • A man and a woman kiss passionately.

Violence & Gore

  • A man stabs another with a needle full of sedative, this isn't bloody but can be quite shocking
  • A car explodes
  • When Teddy has a flashback to when he was at Dachau, the American soldiers line up the Nazi guards and open fire on the group. Very bloody and graphic.The Nazis are shown being shot as they are riddled with bullets and an overhead shot shows the aftermath.
  • Little onscreen violence, but the aftermaths of many violent acts are shown and they are sometimes quite gruesome.
  • A man looks at paintings of people and various torture devices.
  • Torture and medical testing, similar to those performed by the Nazis during WW2, are discussed at length as a form of possible government manipulation.
  • In one scene, a man is walking down a Nazi camp as he sees woman and children on the ground brutally chopped and bruised. Very disturbing.
  • A man commits suicide, his body is later shown with blood all around it and one cheek is mangled from the bullet entering his face. This is the most graphic scene in the movie.
  • A man shoots his wife, blood is seen gushing out of the wound.
  • A man face is very bruised and cut up from an off-screen beating.
  • A man jumps out at a person and strangles him, but he grabs him and punches him graphically in the face, until somebody stops him.
  • A woman is declared dead, after a man argues that logically she could not have survived escaping an island prison, and that her body would have been crushed on the rocks of a coast or simply washed out to sea during a violent storm.


  • Multiple occasions of blasphemy
  • 9 uses of "fuck", 1 use of "goddamn", 8 uses of "shit", several uses of "hell", and "damn". Some uses of "dick", "cock" and "balls".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man is touted to be a recovering alcoholic
  • A man is seen taking pills with a shot of liquor to cure a migraine.
  • People are seen being offered and are seen drinking alcoholic drinks.
  • Several men smoke cigarettes, cigars, and pipes in almost every scene.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The entire film is filled with disturbing, unnerving and scary images. Corpses of holocaust victims are shown spilling out of railroad cars. Bloody, dead bodies of children are shown up close. The main character has visions and dreams that become nightmarish. There are several jump scares, some more effective than others.
  • The whole film is incredibly bleak and disturbing, having an unrelentingly grim story as well as an ABSURDLY dark tone.
  • Detention officers are seen carrying large rifles and pistols.
  • A woman shouts at a man while holding a butter knife behind her back; the man calms the woman down, but she comments that she will be keeping the knife.
  • On many separate occasions, two men discuss how a man had been responsible for the death of four people after he caused a fire, and later how he was responsible for the death of two people in a school after starting a fire; one of the men says that he would kill the man if he were found.
  • People discuss how a woman had been killed in a fire.
  • There are two brief mentions of nuclear bombs: one man says that nuclear bombs make every cell in the body of a person explode, and a woman remarks that she does not want to be exposed to a world where there are bombs that can destroy everything. Inmates are referred to as being the most violent and criminally insane of prisoners, and some are responsible for murder.
  • A man seems unaffected when presented with the fact that if they take his advice and shackle patients to the floor, the patients would most certainly drown if the area were to flood.


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Violence & Gore

  • A man shoots another man twice in the chest. Blood sprays onto the wall behind, but it is unrealistic, and it is gone the next second because it was all in the main character's mind. The gun turns out to be fake.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scene where the man shoots his wife is intense.
  • The ending is very depressing.
  • Heading towards the end, it's revealed that the protagonist is the missing killer Andrew Laeddis. The buildup is incredibly intense, and the reveal is very shocking.

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