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14A(14A) Coarse Language, Gory Scenes


Science Fiction/Drama. Two paramedics (Anthony Mackie, Jamie Dornan) come across a series of strange injuries linked to a new drug, and the implications start to impact their personal lives.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual or aggressive context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence - some blood and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of transformations and violence in a horror context - some blood and gory detail
  • Frequent portrayals of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal substance use in a recreational content

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • Perspectives on mortality
  • The bonds of friendship

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and gory scenes in a genre context

Classification date

June 08, 2020