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Cut Bank [2015] [R] - 2.6.7



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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A young man (Liam Hemsworth) videotapes another man being murdered on an isolated road in a small town where the suspect is pursued by the town sheriff. But not everything is what it seems and a scheme to make money unravels, resulting in more murders. Also with Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Platt and Bruce Dern. Directed by Matt Shakman. [1:33]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A young man and a young woman kiss in few scenes. A young man and a young woman dance and kiss in a bar scene. A young man and a young woman hug in several scenes.
 A young woman wearing a short skirt and low cut top that reveals cleavage and bare legs to the hips dances suggestively on stage.
 An elderly man with binoculars watches cheerleaders practicing in the distance and two young boys tease the man as creepy, and he yells at them. A woman says to a man, "I bet you were undressing me in your head." A man looks longingly at a photo of a young woman.
 A young woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders along with short shorts that show her bare legs to the upper thighs in several scenes. We see cheerleaders wearing short skirts and sleeveless tops that reveal bare legs to the hips as well as bare arms and shoulders. A woman and a young woman are shown wearing tank tops that reveal cleavage and bare shoulders.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man shoots another man twice on an isolated road while a young man and a young woman are nearby and filming the action (we see the man fall, but we see no blood).
 A man grabs another man around the throat, they struggle and one man punches the other man in the face; one man falls back against a wall where a knife is protruding and he is stabbed in the back of the head (he spits out blood), and then falls to the floor dead. A man with a crowbar hits another man who falls to the floor and screams as the man strike shim repeatedly (we hear thuds and screaming and see the man dead later, covered with blood). A man shoots an already dead man lying on a morgue table in the chest twice at close range (we see bloody bullet holes).
 A man puts Tyvek envelopes over a young man and a young woman's heads, then wraps duct tape around their necks and leaves them to suffocate. A man strikes another man hard in the head and we see him with a bloody head wound as another man drags him down a flight of stairs. A man throws a coffee mug at another man and hits him in the face (we see a bloody cut on his nose). A man shoves another man against a wall and acts threateningly. A man grabs another man around the throat and throws him on the floor.
 A man holding a crowbar acts threateningly when asking another man for information. A young man yells at an elderly man. A man in a line at a post office appears agitated when he cannot find a package that he has been waiting for. A man yells at a young man.
 A man shoots at another man as he enters a small dwelling; the man who is shot at is not harmed. A man with a gun threatens another man who enters his house. A man with a gun threatens to kill a young woman. A young woman is shown bound and gagged in the back seat of a car while a gunman holds a gun on the driver; the gunman fires the gun, but does not strike anyone.
 We see a dead man on a morgue table and bloody wounds are visible. A man on a breathing tube in his throat wheezes and gasps for air until his breathing machine is adjusted. We see that a young man's father is very ill (he has a breathing tube through his throat and is confined to a wheelchair). We see man in a hospital bed with a bandage around his head.
 We see two apparently taxidermied people staged in a room to look like an idyllic 1950s scene (they could be mannequins). We see many taxidermied animals and pelts hanging in a dwelling in several scenes; we see a dead deer with a bloody nose lying on a table in the same dwelling. A man twirls a rabbit's foot on a key chain in several scenes. We see a basement with blood and matter on tables along with taxidermy tools. A man trips over a dead deer on the floor of a dimly lit basement (he's OK).
 A man talks about being a ranger in training and being told to kill a bear that had become a danger to the population and that the babies were killed first. A woman tells a man, "They murdered the mailman." A young man talks about wishing that he could put his sickly father "in one of them homes." A young man says, "He's gonna kill you." A man talks about a young man's sick father and says that he stood up for him when he was being bullied in high school.
 A man vomits (we hear gagging and see goo) after seeing a dead body with blood pooled around its head. A man gags over a toilet and we assume that he has thrown up although we do not see goo. A man has very dirty finger nails and stained fingers.
 An elderly man is shown asleep with his head on a desk and with many empty beer bottles around him.

PROFANITY 7 - About 24 F-words (1 is written on a piece of paper), 5 sexual references, 6 scatological terms, 5 anatomical terms, 11 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for homosexuals, 4 derogatory terms for Native Americans, name-calling (perv, stretch, dummy, fathead, imbecile, litterbug, hobo camp, mongoloid, pencil head, sallies, lazies, creepy, dirty, corrupt), 2 religious profanities (GD), 8 religious exclamations (Jesus, God Knows, Honest to God, Like A [sexual reference] In Church). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man uses an inhaler in several scenes. A man holds an empty beer bottle, an elderly man is shown asleep with his head on a desk and with many empty beer bottles around him, a man says that he needs a beer, a bottle of alcohol is shown on a table, we see a garbage can filled with empty beer cans, a man drinks a glass of whiskey, and people in a bar drink alcohol. A young man uses chewing tobacco in a couple of scenes, a young man smokes a cigarette, and a woman smokes a cigarette.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, ailing parents, desperation, small towns, opportunities, truth, life choices, leadership, get-rich-quick schemes, luck, trust, sacrifice, poaching, beauty pageants.

MESSAGE - Getting out of a small town can get complicated.

Special Keywords: S2 - V6 - P7 - MPAAR

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