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The Hateful Eight [2015] [R] - 6.9.7



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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 bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) transporting his prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is forced to hole up along with other strangers in an isolated store due to a blizzard. While there he must try to figure out who might be the biggest threat to his mission. Also with Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and James Parks. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. A few lines of dialogue are in Spanish without translation or subtitles.[2:48]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man describes to another man, with a detailed description, how he forced the other man's son to perform oral sex on him in exchange for a blanket, as we see a flashback to the scene: the young man is on his knees and frontally nude kneeling in snow as the other man stands in front of him and we see his head moving rhythmically. A man is forced to strip out of his clothing and we see him fully nude from the back (his bare back and buttocks).
 A man flirts with a woman as she is plucking feathers out of a chicken. A man says to 2 men, "Ain't love grand."

VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - A wounded man falls to the floor and there is a lot of blood on his wounds and the floor; a woman handcuffed to him tries to drag him across the floor but is unable to move him so she cuts off his arm (we see her sawing with a blade and then the arm separates and she holds it high in the air with blood dripping from the end).
 A woman with a noose around her neck is hoisted into the air by two men as she gags, twists and kicks, and then stops moving (we see that she has a man's severed arm handcuffed to her and it swings around).
 A man shoots the top of another man's head off (blood and brains splatter all over a woman's face and hair) and a woman screams in horror. A man shoots another man in the chest twice and blood sprays, then shoots his face off and we see his head blow up when he is shot (we see a lot of blood and matter). A man is shot in the genitals through the floor and he screams and falls to the ground with a very bloody wound; another man is shot in the abdomen and a third man is shot in the chest (he spits out blood).
 A man grabs a gun and another man shoots him (blood spurts from the man's back) and he falls over a table. A woman is shot in the foot and she screams (we see the bloody wound); a man is shot and blood sprays and another man is shot with blood splattering as he falls on a table. A woman shoots a man who is straddling her and blood sprays out of his back. A man shoots a woman and she spits blood. A man shoots another man in the back and blood sprays on a woman's face (he was already dead). A woman is shot and we see blood on her shoulder and a blood trial in snow outside leading to a man in an outhouse who is shot (we see blood spray). Four men shoot several other people and we see blood spraying and bodies falling to the ground. A woman is shot in the stomach (we see bloody wounds).
 A man stabs another man in the back repeatedly (we hear crunching and moaning). A man stabs another man in the neck with a knife and blood trickles down his neck.
 A woman spits on a letter and the owner of the letter punches her hard in the face knocking her and a man handcuffed to her out of a moving stage coach (we see them both in the snow unharmed). A man punches a woman hard in the face and blood trickles on her forehead. A man elbows a woman hard in the nose; we hear her whimper and see blood gushing from her nose as she licks the blood.
 A man yells at a woman then punches her in the face, straddles her on the floor, punches her in the face again (she spits a tooth out of her bloody mouth) and vomits blood on her face (we see the blood splatter on her face). Two men drink coffee and shortly afterward vomit blood violently and repeatedly (blood sprays everywhere).
 A man with a gun tells another man to strip out of his clothing, then forces him to walk through snow for a long time and the nude man collapses to his knees and the other man forces him to perform oral sex (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details).
 A man sits on three dead bodies piled in the middle of a trail as a stage coach speeds along, and then stops before hitting them (we see the bodies with blue-tinged skin) and the sitting man asks if he can ride along. A man inside a coach draws a gun and points it at a man on the road, yells at him and asks him questions and tells him to put his weapons down before allowing him to get in the coach. A man holds four other men at gunpoint and forces them to line up against a wall. A man holds another man at gunpoint and tells him to put on handcuffs.
 Several dead bodies are dumped into a well and we hear a thud and a splash when they reach he bottom. Two men carry a dead man out of a building and into a snowstorm outside. A man kicks a door open, yells, grabs an animal pelt off a wall and wraps himself in it in front of a fire place, shivering. A man pours a bucket of gun parts into an outhouse. A woman in a stage coach is shown with a blackened eye and a bloody cut on her face and it is understood that the man handcuffed to her has beaten her. A woman has cuts on her wrists from handcuffs. We see a bloody spot on a chair where a man had been shot and killed. A badly wounded man uses a chair as a walker and we see his very bloody clothing (we see blood smeared on the floor). A badly wounded man has a puddle of blood on his crotch.
 Two men go out into a blizzard to tend to horses and they are blown around by the heavy winds. A stage coach barrels through snow covered trails trying to outrun an approaching blizzard. Men kick the door of a haberdashery open and then nail it shut against the wind several times. A man breaks a guitar against a post and it breaks apart.
 A man threatens to shoot a woman. A man talks about shooting horses and black men where they stood. A man says that he will stomp a woman to death. A man says to a woman, "I will hang you by the neck until you are dead." A man talks about taking a woman to a town to be hanged for her crimes and says, "I wanna hear her neck snap"; another bounty hunter says that he never brings his bounties in alive. A man says, "I'll put a bullet right in your throat." A man complains about freezing to death. A man says that another man is wrapping himself in the rebel flag. A man says, "I burned it down and 47 men burned to a crisp." A man introduces himself as "the hangman." A comment is made about laying a frying pan upside someone's head. A man says, "Cut my legs off and call me shorty." A man talks about his son dying in the hills of Wyoming. A man says, "You can kick 'em down the stairs, but you can't just shoot 'em." A man says that he is going to take another man's gun and the other man says, "I feel naked without it." A man talks about a fever having taken his wife. A reference is made to a man cutting off an African-American man's head (using a derogatory term). A man says that a woman's policy was, "No dogs or Mexicans allowed."
 A woman puts her head out the window of a coach and blows mucus out of her nose (we see the glop). A woman spits (we see goo) on a letter and a man becomes angry. A man spits on a woman (we see goo). A man drinks coffee and spits it out on the floor. A man holds a half-plucked chicken in his hand and then continues to pluck the feathers out of it. A man serves two bowls of sloppy stew and slurps when he eats. A man with food stuck in his teeth laughs loudly. A man throws a bowl of stew in a woman's face and she yells, then wipes the food off her face using her hat.

PROFANITY 7 - About 23 F-words and its derivatives, 5 sexual references, 19 scatological terms, 24 anatomical terms, 58 mild obscenities, 51 derogatory terms for African-Americans, name-calling (bastards, diabolical, tramp, fatsos, Mexican SOB, Southern Renegade, fat, ugly, old cracker, dummy, racist, hillbilly, idiot, sneaky, liar, fat, tramp, southern crackers, Johnny Reb, hateful, castrator, bush whacker), exclamations (shut your mouth, shut-up, bloody), 31 religious profanities (GD), 5 religious exclamations (e.g. My Lord, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Oh My God). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - People drink alcohol in a store. A few men smoke pipes in several scenes throughout the film and men smoke cigarettes or cigars in several scenes.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Bounty hunting, the untamed West, POW camps, war is hell, dignity in defeat, fear, justice vs. frontier justice, execution, opportunity, precautions, rape, family.

MESSAGE - People aren't always who or what they seem.

Special Keywords: S6 - V9 - P7 - MPAAR

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