V for Vendetta (2005)
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|MPAA||Rated R for strong violence and some language|
Sex & Nudity
- Women seen in bra
- A man is seen naked in a shower, nothing below the waist. The same man is then attacked and seen lying on the floor with a towel around his waist
- A man is walking through ruins nude. Frontal nudity, genitals are not visible.
- It is implied that a woman is about to be raped before a man intervenes to save her.
- A woman is stripped and tortured. Only her back is seen.
- A few short kisses (mostly in the flashback story of a prisoner who was captured for being homosexual)
- In a sequence, we see a mass grave full of nude dead bodies. Genitals are visible for a brief second. (Non sexual).
- It is mentioned that a man sexually assaults young girls. Later in a sting operation, the man begins to make a move, but is stopped.
- Some references and blatant talk about homosexuality and some showing of homosexual relationships
- A woman is cornered by two men who make sexual comments. One man takes off his pants.
Violence & Gore
- A man is hung. His body is shown writhing in the air. Graphic.
- A man is knocked to the floor and police place a bag over his face.
- Two men get beaten with punches, kicks and throws while their attacker is holding a knife.
- A group of 'undesirables' are shown in dirty glass boxes, being tortured and used for biomedical warfare testing.
- A man is burned beyond recognition in a fire.
- An open grave with heaps of naked dead bodies is shown.
- A young girl is shot and killed on-screen.
- A man is hit in the jaw with a gun. His face is shown a moment later to be covered in blood.
- A man is shown with a bullet wound in his forehead.
- A man is shot numerous times in slow motion.
- A man is strangled and then has his neck broken.
- 1 C-word, 4 F-words, 7 uses of Shit, 2 uses of Ass, 2 uses of Bitch, 3 uses of Damn, 7 uses of Bloody, 1 uses of Balls, 5 uses of Bullocks, 3 uses of Hell, 2 uses of Whore with one being a slang term and 4 religious profanities.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- Two detectives smoke cigarettes. A man smokes a pipe, another smokes a cigar.
- Legal and illegal drugs are shown in a medicine cabinet.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
- Homosexuals, lesbians and minorities are shown being detained and tortured inside state-sponsored concentration camps. The scene in which Evey receives letters from a lesbian inmate may be emotional and upsetting to some viewers, especially if they, too, are empathetic people.
- The film has a cold and ruthless dystopian setting akin to George Orwell's novel 1984, where the United Kingdom is ruled by a brutal white supremacist, Nordicist and neo-fascist totalitarian dictatorship that has taken control of the land. The main villain is a ruthless dictator and a complete psychopath who brutally murders his opponents, and this may all be upsetting for some. The film also has a brutal and grim atmosphere.
- The film's thematics and content are generally extremely strong and dark, covering brutal instances of murder and torture, often in masses, totalitarianism, fascism, dictatorship, revolution, terrorism, anarchism, Holocaustic imagery, mass graves, corruption, white supremacy, assassination, gray morality, WMD-like destruction, genocide, bigotry, racism, S&M, revenge, war, trauma, PTSD, freedom, depression and sacrifice, etc. The tone is also dark, similar to The Dark Knight (2008).
- The ending is very emotional and depressing.
- A man threatens to have a woman killed by firing squad.
- A woman is arrested and tortured for information.
- A man is shot multiple times, later removing his armor to reveal his bloody chest. He bleeds to death in another character's arms, this is emotional and may upset viewers.
- A bishop attempts to rape a woman dressed as a little girl.