14A(14A) Brutal Violence, Disturbing Content

Synopsis

Drama. Based on the book by Jonathan Ames. A traumatized veteran (Joaquin Pheonix) is hired to bring home a senator’s (Alex Manette) missing daughter.

Content elements

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

Thematic elements

  • Living with trauma
  • Action and consequences
  • Cycles of violence

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for detailed, brutal violence and disturbing content

Classification date

April 03, 2018