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18A(18A) Gory Violence, Sexual Violence


Western. While escorting a fugitive (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in post-Civil War Wyoming, a bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) is forced to take refuge among a group of strangers (Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern) due to a blizzard.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent use of ethno-cultural slurs in a historical context
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand detail – blood and some gory detail
  • Portrayal of a sexual assault – buttock nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent male frontal nudity in a non-sexual context

Thematic elements

  • The trappings of civilization
  • Unlikely alliances
  • Race relations in America

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for detailed gory violence and a portrayal of sexual assault

Classification date

December 18, 2015

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