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Green Room [2016] [R] - 1.9.10



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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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Destitute punk rockers (Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole and Callum Turner) live in their van and end a lackluster tour when they receive a call for another gig. They arrive to find a dilapidated club and a corpse and are trapped backstage in the green room by the sinister club owner (Patrick Stewart). Also with Imogen Poots and Macon Blair. Directed by Jerry Saulnier. [1:34]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A man finds a framed picture of a man and a woman hugging and smiling; he calls them "lovebirds" and says they were planning to run away together, leaving his neo-Nazi organization.

VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - A shotgun shot from off-screen removes the side of a man's face, revealing raw tissue and blood as he falls dead. A man uses a machete to cut the head of another man about halfway off (we see a deep slit and a lot of blood flow). A man headlocks a much larger man, who spits phlegm, stares and dies; a woman with a box cutter slits the large man's stomach all the way to the upper chest, showing blood, tissue and gore. A door is opened slowly and a man outside grabs the arm of a man inside, cuts it several times and twists it badly (we see blood and gore as another man inside duct tapes it from wrist to above the elbow); a third man inside the room uses a metal rod to attack someone outside the door several times and then slams the door shut (we hear a lot of loud screaming from men and women during this sequence and the man with the cut arm cries for a few minutes). A musician walks into a room in a club and sees a dead body, face up on the floor with a knife sticking out of her temple (no blood is shown) and a man pulls the body across the floor by the knife before pulling the knife out (below the frame) and we see blood on it as a close-up of the victim's head shows blood flowing out into a large pool on the floor; a woman in the room screams and a man pulls a gun and points it at the other man.
 A Rottweiler charges and chews up a man in shadows: lying face up, the man whimpers as we see the dog chew and lick his cut, open throat, with gore showing and blood covers the trembling throat as a man runs in and pounds his fists at the victim, below the frame; the dog charges a woman who hits it with the bottom of a microphone stand, sending it running away (it does not look injured).
 A woman is shot in the thigh, she screams, then is shot again and killed (her shirt is very bloody). A man holds a bloody machete and a woman holds a shotgun as the man screams and jumps into a small cellar, banging the machete against things when two other men with a shotgun enter the room above; a woman rolls out from under couch cushions and cuts one man in the throat with a box cutter (blood drips into the cellar), she fires a handgun at another man, sprays a fire extinguisher at him and pushes a total of three dead bodies into a cellar; a man struggles with the machete man on the cellar floor and the woman sneaks up and shoots the man at close range in the side of the neck and the head (large spurts of blood are seen). A woman shoots a man and we see some blood flow as he falls dead, the camera cuts to the face of another dead man on the ground, face up with his face torn all over and bloody, and a man with a handgun shoots another man, who falls dead with a little blood flow from the chest; another man turns and walks away until he turns back to the woman and man and they shoot him from off-screen (we see blood spurt from wounds in his upper abdomen, chest, and forehead as he falls dead). A woman is shot in the thigh from off-screen and uses duct tape to close the small bloody wound.
 A man drags another man behind a large van, then calls a Rottweiler to attack and we hear barks and chewing sounds off-screen. Four different dead bodies are pulled across carpeting, grass, or hardwood floors, leaving wide paths of blood in four different scenes (one body is dragged away from the camera in close-up, with a clear view of the bloody path and the shirts of bystanders are bloody. A man drags a chewed up man (after a dog attack) outside a club and says that he is still breathing, another man says, "Let him bleed" and the first man drags the other man through a parking lot, leaving a path of blood. We see the body of a dog writhing and hear chomping, but do not see its head. We see the body of a woman with her face unseen, but blood is seen on her shirt as she lies dead in the dark. An attack dog walks past a man and a woman who have been left bloody after a fight, and then walks past half a dozen bloody bodies and lies down next to its dead trainer.
 A man holds three other men and two women hostage in a room in a club as he points a handgun at them and shouts and his boss shouts from the other side of a locked door to get rid of the gun and then argues loudly with another man; a man in the room puts an arm lock on the first man, twisting and extracting a scream, he then puts a headlock on the man and the other hostages jump on him, kicking him and we hear screaming from men and women until the man is placed into an armchair and another man holds the handgun pointing at him. A man and a woman use a shotgun to march another man into woods and we hear a dog barking and several gunshots off-screen. A man puts his hand on the face of a younger man and slams him back into a wall. A man at a rundown roadhouse grabs another man by the throat then releases him.
 Two men accept money to stage a stabbing: one man stabs the other (we see no blood), the victim raises his shirt to reveal three large stab wounds and some twisted muscle tissue and two police officers arrive and arrest the men. A woman in a dark club uses a fire extinguisher blast to blind killers in a few scenes. A woman attempts to shoot an attack dog, but misses.
 A man in a van wipes off two bloody knives and we see a small amount of blood. A man with a bloody machete enters a club to kill two men and a woman. A man takes a ball bat from the trunk of a car and kisses the man who put it there on the forehead. On a roadhouse stage, a punk band sings "Nazi Punks [F-word deleted] Off" with the title repeatedly sung as a loud screaming shout and skinheads in a crowd become angry and a man throws two beer bottles at the band, missing.
 Rusted train cars are seen beside a club and men roam around menacingly: many have throat and wrist tattoos of sprockets, a cross, and a scorpion. We hear very loud, screaming punk music and see a Confederate flag, a wall sticker that says White Power, and a pentagram spray painted on a wall. Extremely loud punk music is played by a live band in a diner with band members screaming and shouting lyrics that are garbled. Men and women in a crowd at a club jump up and down and push and shove each other in slam dancing, without injuries.
 A man uses a piece of wood and a length of metal to loudly break into walls and the floor of a room where he is being held, finding no way out. Lights go out in a club and a woman in a room lights a cigarette lighter for light; two men in the room push a couch against the door to keep out a group of murderers.
 A man says, "We may not all live, but maybe one won't die." A club napkin says "Flesh Wolf." A club playlist has a song called "Meat Grinder" and we hear that the performance of that song was a cue for someone to commit murder. A man gives another man red boot laces as a reward for cleaning up murder scenes. An attack dog barks loudly at microphone feedback, running out of a club and down a road.
 A woman breaks the end from a fluorescent bulb and the powdery insides fall to the floor; she throws it out a door and it crashes against a wall. We see a poster of a line drawing of a woman holding a bloody knife and a large screaming skull.
 A musician says that his last show ended in vomit and fecal matter (we do not see it). A man flatulates in the back of a van and another man laughs. A man tells a group of men to urinate if they need to, but no one does. A man spits a small white object (perhaps chewing gum) onto the floor of a club.

PROFANITY 10 - About 68 F-words and its derivatives, 1 obscene hand gesture, 1 sexual reference, 27 scatological terms, 6 anatomical terms, 4 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for African-Americans,1 derogatory term for homosexuals, name-calling (stupid, retarded, lovebirds), exclamations (shut-up), 1 religious profanity (GD), 2 religious exclamations (Oh My God, Christ). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man (who looks dead) is laid back in an armchair with an empty syringe sticking into his arm, a man injects a stimulant medication into an attack dog and tells another man the drug effects will last an hour, a man tells another man to leave a roach (drugged cigarette) in an ashtray to stage a crime scene (we do not see it), a man gives another man three small packets of white powder as payment for work, and we see several bricks of drugs under plastic coverings and a pile of rubber-banded money in a cellar. A man and a woman drink from beer cans in a home, a woman drinks from a can of beer at a campfire at night, a bartender in a dark club pours a shot of whiskey in front of an ashtray that holds an unlit cigarette and empty beer bottles are seen on the bar, and a man in a club drinks something unknown as several other men and women drink from beer bottles. A man smokes a cigarette at a campfire, two men in a crowd smoke cigarettes and a third man has an unlit cigarette hanging from his mouth, a man smokes in a parking lot, two men smoke cigarettes outside and two men each have an unlit cigarette behind one ear, and a man takes a pack of cigarettes off a dead body and places it on a table (no one smokes them).

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Neo-Nazis, hate groups, drug dealers, making a living as a musician, punk rock music, murder, loss, homelessness, fear, trust, courage, teamwork, problem solving, determination, survival.

MESSAGE - Dangerous extremist groups are active in America, sometimes in outlying areas.

Special Keywords: S1 - V9 - P10 - MPAAR

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