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14A(14A) Frightening Scenes, Violence, Nudity


Drama/Horror. Based on the graphic novel by Cullen Bunn. A former police officer (James Badge Dale) helps his neighbour (Marin Ireland) search for her daughter (Sasha Frolova), but he comes across mysterious phenomena and a secretive organization.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and profanity
  • Frequent, detailed portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some involving breast nudity - much blood, some detail
  • Frequent portrayals of frightening scenes, nightmarish imagery, and transformations - some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - no nudity, little detail
  • Infrequent breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Search for truth
  • Coping with trauma
  • Unexplained phenomena

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frightening scenes and violence

Classification date

October 01, 2020