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MPAA Rated R for some violence

Sex & Nudity

  • Two men visit a bar. There, we see a man and woman kiss (in the background) through the entire scene. A man asks for some money to pay one of the women, as she laughs at him.

Violence & Gore

  • The main issue of the film is the disturbing thematic material throughout.
  • A man falls down a hole, landing on his back and groaning in pain.
  • A man is slapped around many times and choked.
  • A boy slaps and punches his father.


  • In one scene, a man incessantly calls his son a "bastard from a basket."
  • Mild usage of profanity
  • Repeated use of the word bastard throughout a scene.
  • 2 uses of "God damn".
  • 1 use of the word ass.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some smoking and drinking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • M15+ for Moderate violence and themes
  • The way Daniel begins to go crazy may be disturbing to some viewers.
  • The music is very unnerving.
  • A house is set in flames on purpose, two men try to put it out.


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

Violence & Gore

  • During an intense tower fire, a boy is rescued up top the ladder, and construction workers are seen putting it out - from a distance - but, sadly, the boy loses his hearing in the process.
  • Two men are killed in separate mining accidents: one struck by a metal pipe and one struck by a falling beam. We see their dirtied and bloodied corpses after.
  • A minister is beaten over the head with a bowling pin. His head is bashed in 3 times, most of it is offscreen. Later we see his head caved in and lots of blood puddle beneath his body. Some blood is sprayed on the wall
  • A man is killed with a gunshot to the head while being held down. The setting is dimly lit, and the scene is positioned so that very little gore is visible.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The murder of Eli at the end is disturbing and graphic. The argument before is very intense.
  • The scene where Henry is killed is disturbing.
  • A violent gas explosion is depicted and a child is permanently disabled because of it.

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