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Rating & Content Info
Why is Hacksaw Ridge rated R? Hacksaw Ridge is rated R by the MPAA for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images.
Violence: Nearly half the running time of this movie contains explicitly detailed violence in a war context. Soldiers are seen in battle being shot, blown up and immolated (burned to death by flame throwing weapons). These brutal incidents are depicted with copious blood and tissue effects. Injured victims are depicted with various limbs missing and detailed body damage. Corpses are depicted in various states of decay with vermin crawling within and over them. Japanese soldiers are shown taking their own lives, including a man who stabs himself with a knife and is immediately decapitated by another Japanese soldier. Outside of the battle scenes, other violence includes an abusive husband who verbally and physically threatens his wife and children, at one point we see him holding a gun to her head and there is a physical struggle. Two young boys fistfight and brawl, the fight ends after one hits the other over the head with a brick, a large bloody injury is seen. A solider is physically assaulted and bullied by other soldiers and his commanding officers after he refuses to carry a weapon, even though he enlisted with that understanding. Surgical scenes are depicted. A character’s arm is punctured with a needle during a blood donation.
Sexual Content: A man and woman kiss on various occasions. A married couple is briefly seen, each in their underwear, they begin to hug and kiss.
Profanity: Mild profanities and scatological terms are intermittently heard throughout. Men make crude comments about women and the possibility of contracting an STD during leave. Ethnic slurs are used.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A man’s alcoholism leads to domestic violence, we see him drinking in a couple of scenes. Tobacco use is portrayed. A character takes a drink prior to taking his life.
Page last updated November 10, 2016
|British Columbia||14A||Frequent Violence.|
|Alberta||14A||Gory Brutal Violence.|
|Manitoba||14A||Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes.|
|Ontario||18A||Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes, Disturbing Content.|
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Cast and Crew
Hacksaw Ridge is directed by Mel Gibson and stars Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving..
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