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14A(14A) Brutal Violence


Western/Drama. While escorting a Cheyenne chief (Wes Studi) from New Mexico to Montana in 1892, an army captain (Christian Bale) encounters a woman (Rosamund Pike) whose family was murdered by a ruthless gang.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence - blood and some brutal detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Overcoming trauma
  • Guilt and forgiveness
  • The history of the American West

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for brutal violence

Classification date

December 14, 2017