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Drama. A prison warden (Alfre Woodard) begins questioning herself as she prepares to execute another death row inmate (Aldis Hodge).

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and profanity
  • Infrequent portrayals of self-harm - little blood and detail; infrequent portrayals of detailed suffering and execution by lethal injection - little blood, detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Perspectives on the death penalty
  • Complexities of relationships
  • Duty versus morality

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and mature subject matter

Classification date

February 05, 2020