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Rating & Content Info
Why is Spiral rated R? Spiral is rated R by the MPAA for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, pervasive language, some sexual references and brief drug use."Spiral" is so excessively violent that we are not subjecting our reviewers to it. Based on our research into rating agencies, we can provide the following information:
Violence: This film is filled with frequent, gory, grotesque scenes of violence and torture, often carried out by corrupt police officers. There are repeated bloody scenes of people being shot, with visible, bloody injuries. A man is flayed and his body is seen after the skin has been removed. People are put in traps, beaten, dismembered, drowned, suffocated and shot. People are restrained and tortured. There is a graphic scene of a man being electrocuted. A woman has boiling wax poured on her face. A man is tied up as his blood is drained from his body. Another man is chained while crushed glass is shot into him until he dies.
Sexual Content: None noted.
Profanity: There are over 160 profanities, including multiple uses of the sexual expletive, scatological curses, and crude anatomical terms.
Drugs/Alcohol: A woman is briefly seen smoking.
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Cast and Crew
Spiral is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and stars Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Morgan David Jones.