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18A(18A) Violence

Synopsis

Dir: Paul Verhoven. Science Fiction/Action. A murdered police officer (Peter Weller) is brought back as a cyborg to fight crime, but memories of his past life remain.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural and sexual slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, some in a torture context - much blood, gore, and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of transformations and frightening scenes in a body-horror context - much blood and detail
  • Infrequent breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking, alcohol use, and illegal substance use in a recreational context - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Cycles of violence
  • Greed and corruption
  • Power and control

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for frequent portrayals of violence

Classification date

June 10, 2022

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