Black comedy about professional killers, gangsters, armed
robbers and other assorted creatures direct from director Quentin Tarantino's imagination.
SEX/NUDITY 9 - There's hardly any nudity, but there are several very
explicit discussions of sex, and, most importantly, a man is shown being raped by another
man. A couple kiss while in bed, and oral sex is referred to and implied. A man is shown
nude from the side (we see his derriere from the side and a hint of pubic hair).
VIOLENCE/GORE 10 - Several people are shot, some repeatedly, some at close
range (heads, arms and groins are the main targets). Most deaths are accompanied by a lot
of blood and gore. One man is slashed and stabbed with a samurai sword, but the most
graphic incident takes place when a man is shot in the head, while sitting in a car. We
see an explosion of blood and the car, as well as the passengers are shown covered with
bloody brain matter. The resulting bloody mess actually becomes a story subplot, as the
killers try to clean the car. The result is that the camera lingers on the gory details
for a very long time. A woman overdoses on heroin and she is seen with a very bloody nose
and foaming from the mouth. A man slams a very large needle into her chest, and she's
shown sitting up with the needle sticking out. A man is raped, and we both see him and
hear screaming. A few punches. A man injects himself in the arm with a syringe filled with
heroin; we see the long needle pierce his skin and watch as his blood rises up and swirls
around in the syringe (the camera focuses on the syringe for a while).
PROFANITY 10 -
About 250 F-words, scatological references, anatomical
terms, racial insults, and other profanities. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Killing for a living, rape, drug use and abuse.
MESSAGE - Life is random.