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Beyond the Reach | 2015 | R | - 3.6.4

A young man (Jeremy Irvine) is hired to be a guide to a wealthy man (Michael Douglas) bent on hunting a prized big horn in the Mojave Desert. The situation quickly spin out of control and the trip becomes a game of survival as the young man becomes the prey. Also with Ronny Cox, Patricia Bethune, Martin Palmer and David Garver. Directed by Jean-Baptiste Léonetti. [1:35]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A young man has a flashback to having sex with his girlfriend and we see them kissing and caressing each other in a dimly lit scene (we see their bare shoulders and upper backs). A young man and a young woman kiss in bed. A young man remembers lying in a cave pond with his girlfriend and we see them hugging and he caresses her face (we see their bare shoulders and upper chest).
 A young man removes his shirt, pants, shoes and socks while being held at gunpoint (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A young man wakes up in bed and we see him bare-chested. A young man is shown wearing underwear only (his bare chest, abdomen, back and legs are shown) while running through a desert. A young woman wearing only a shirt (we see her bare legs to the hip) stands outside a house and a young man joins her.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man breaks into a house and enters a bedroom where a young man and a young woman are sleeping; the man is shot and blood splatters on the wall as he stumbles back and is shot a few more times (presumably dying). A man breaks into a house and aims his gun at a young man and a young woman in bed; he fires and the young man wakes up with a start (it was a nightmare).
 We see a dead man on the ground and a young man examines him to see if he is still alive (blood is splattered on the ground and on the dead man's face and body) while another man yells in frustration.
 A man is struck in the head by a marble shot from a slingshot and he falls unconscious with a bloody spot on his head. A young man collapses on the ground and a man with a gun shoots around him a few times to determine if he is dead or alive. A man shoots at a young man several times as he runs through a desert and bullets ricochet off rocks around him (he is not struck). A man loads a gun and yells at a younger man while aiming the gun at him; he tells the young man to strip (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details) and fires the gun near the young man. A young man hides behind a man's car, the man backs up and nearly runs the young man down, but he dives under the car and is unharmed. A man throws sticks of lit dynamite at a young man climbing through rocks while yelling, "I kill you," and rocks and debris are thrown around the young man; the young man is thrown through the air after one explosion and we see him covered with dust.
 A young man runs through a desert and jumps across a ledge and into a ravine where he finds an opening and climbs in; he kicks a support out of the opening and rocks tumble down to close the opening (he is unharmed). A young man is shown to be badly sunburned and dehydrated as he stumbles through a desert while a man with a gun watches him. A young man is shown wearing underwear only while running through a desert and his skin is reddened either from blood or sun exposure.
 A young man hides in a tunnel while a man with a gun searches for him; the man throws a lit stick of dynamite toward the tunnel and runs out of the cave as the young man tries to extinguish the dynamite but cannot; the young man runs out of the cave just as it explodes (we see him with a bloody cut on his head).
 As a young man describes a situation in a desert, we see the dead bodies of a husband and his wife and two children; their skin is shown to be deep red and blistered and the young man says that the mother smeared the children's faces with lipstick to try to prevent them from burning from the sun. We see a young man's very bloody and wounded feet as he pulls something out of one of his toes (we hear squishing) and grimaces while putting on a pair of boots. A young man bandages his badly bloody and torn up feet and limps as he walks. A young man buries a dead man on a mountain side under a pile of rocks ( a hand is sticking out).
 A man shoots a container of water several times throwing it into the air and causing its contents to spill out onto the ground. Two men set up camp in a desert and we hear gunshots in the distance followed by the sound of an animal. Two men with guns walk through a desert while tracking a highly sought after animal. A young man practices shooting with a slingshot.
 A young man gives a young woman a box and when she opens it we see that it contains a handgun. We see several lost dog posters on the wall of a police station and it is suggested that the dogs were attacked by coyotes. A man speeds in a car and slams on the brakes just before a ledge. A car speeds through a red light at an intersection in a small town.
 A man describes a small town as "a good place to take a dump." A man tells a young man, "Beyond this point, there will be monsters" as they drive into a desert. A young man describes that his parents were search and rescue personnel and that they are dead. A man yells at someone over a telephone in a few scenes. A man asks a young man, "Why don't you just die?" A young man yells in frustration.
 A man urinates on a mountain top; we hear trickling and a zipper opening/closing. A man urinates on a mountain and we hear a trickle.

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LANGUAGE 4 - 4 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 4 mild obscenities, name-calling (crazy, stupid, psychotic), 6 religious profanities (GD), 6 religious exclamations (e.g. Jesus Christ, God Almighty).

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SUBSTANCE USE - A man prepares and drinks a martini, and a man drinks from a flask in a couple of scenes and offers some to a young man who declines.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Relationships, life changes, growing up, leaving home for college, poaching, bribery, wealth, jealousy, winning, losing.
MESSAGE - Money can't buy everything.
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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

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