The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Movie • 2011 • Crime  

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This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.
This movie contains 55 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
210 supporters
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ValentinaVi
No dog dying, only a cat.
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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FL
not particularly, however there is one relatively loud gunshot that is rather sudden and surprising
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Is someone drugged?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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FL
no protagonists die but it is implied that the antagonist is killed (though details are not shown on screen)
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Abandonment
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Ollie2
Girls at a bar appear to take ecstasy bit pills aren’t shown to confirm.
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Is there addiction?
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ararblack
casual smoking (cigarettes) and someone mentions no longer smoking
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Ollie2
Not shown, but the oral descriptions of previous murder cases include the details of a cow’s throat being slit and having its blood poured onto a human victim, a parakeet being stuffed into another victim’s body, and a burnt pigeon (briefly shown in a decades-old, black and white photo) to another victim’s neck.
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Are animals abused?
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Comrade_ALF
Since some people like myself can handle dead/quickly-dying animals fine, but are conversely EXTREMELY triggered by abuse/slow suffering/torture, I wouldn't categorize this as abuse.

Its grotesque, but you don't see/hear the cat suffer, and you don't see/hear it die, and the reaction from the protagonists is appropriate and relatable.
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ararblack
Explicit depiction of the mutilated body of a cat
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
105 supporters
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Crossbowkoala
Around 1 hr and 29min he'll leave his computer and open the door and yell "FU**". At this point you should immediately look away, there is a very graphic and realistic looking dead cat.
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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gertyorkes
Martin alludes to him and Harriet having to “touch” their father. Harriet was raped at 14 years old by her father.
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FL
while no one is restrained underwater, an unconscious character is implied to have been pushed into water to be killed
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone restrained?
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DoctorOctagonapus
Main character is raped on camera. She later blackmails and tortures her attacker as revenge.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
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KnightWhoSaysNi
Multiple times, it's extremely graphic and upsetting.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Taidehaamu
The main character is hanged with a plastic bag over his head during which he struggles to breath for several minutes before being rescued.
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FL
decapitation is not shown on screen, however there is discussion of it in previous murder cases which may be triggering to some viewers
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Is there cannibalism?
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FL
no character is crushed to death on screen, however there is a mention of a previous murder cases where the victim was crushed and a visual is displayed on screen for a few seconds. there are also two scenes where a character is injured and pinned in a car crash, though neither die as a result
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Is someone choked?
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there are three visuals of attempted asphyxiation shown on screen. one character is grappled from behind and choked until unconscious, which is shown in a series of brief clips. one is an extended scene where a character is hung (though later is rescued), and the last is a brief flashback clip where a character is choked with a belt (though escapes off screen)
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ararblack
quick mention only
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Annikkristiina
A brief mention of crushing the victim’s head
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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DoctorOctagonapus
Character does not die but hangs for several minutes with a plastic bag over his head
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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ararblack
someone's jaw is smashed
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TBN1994
Lisbeth is choked from behind till unconscious and regains consciousness minutes later tied up.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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KnightWhoSaysNi
In addition, there is a scene where injuries from anal rape are seen.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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ararblack
explicit sexual assault (three times), bodily harm and forced tattoing
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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FL
I don't believe any characters are stabbed on screen, however there are mentions of previous murder cases whose victims were stabbed, and visuals are displayed on screen for a few seconds
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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4
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16
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bananareen
Some of the serial killer victims are under age 18
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gertyorkes
Not onscreen, but CSA is mentioned.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Yes
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Rg123
It is discussed that many women are abducted and held against their will.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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3
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FL
the plot centers around an old murder within a family, so familial reactions to that death are a large part of the film
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
33 supporters
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damalojo
Not exactly, although there is a moment when a bullet is fired very close to someone's head and it's surprising
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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FL
the main setting is an island so natural bodies of water are present in many scenes
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Are there razors?
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Mulu
Lisbeth wears a razorblade on chain as a necklace.
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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nunyabiz
After she performs oral sex on a disgusting guy she makes herself v in a toilet.
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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3
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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Rg123
A man spits into his hand to use it as lubricant.
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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5
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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3
Are there transphobic slurs?
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3
Yes
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3
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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DoctorOctagonapus
Two scenes with a tattoo gun being used, one unconsensual. One scene of stitches applied to a head wound
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Annikkristiina
No, but being in a mental institution in the past is mentioned
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Is there menstruation?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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2
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1
Does someone self harm?
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2
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16
Is autism misrepresented?
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3
Is a mentally ill person violent?
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fraisierdesbois
Drinking sounds
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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0
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5
Are there anxiety attacks?
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17
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GEORGEbullmclean
there is a scene where the main character has a bag placed over their head
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KnightWhoSaysNi
No, but there's a scene where a character self induces vomiting, which may be triggering.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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1
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14
Yes
0
No
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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4
Is there shakey cam?
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1
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14
Is there screaming?
7 supporters
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3
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FL
there is gagged screaming during an on screen rape
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Rg123
Very briefly in the opening credits.
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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5
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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5
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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16
Are there babies or unborn children?
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4
Does someone miscarry?
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19
Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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1
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9
Does the black guy die first?
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15
Are there homophobic slurs?
31 supporters
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11
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Taidehaamu
One of the suspects in the murder case is a member of the Swedish Nazi party. Other members of the family also identify as Nazis.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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5
Is there hate speech?
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2
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10
Does an LGBT person die?
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15
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ararblack
a girl seen as "not in control of her mental faculties" has her life controlled by a third party (money and others)
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Are there n-words?
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Race
Is there blackface?
19 supporters
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0
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3
Relationships
Yes
5
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0
1
gertyorkes
Daniel Craig is 17 years older than Rooney Mara.
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Religious
Yes
4
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0
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FL
during the investigation there is some discussion of bible verses, which are narrated. there are also family members who are nazis and antisemitism is discussed as a possible motivation for murder
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Sex
Yes
37
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3
ararblack
somewhat explicit and gratuitous depiction of sexual assault three times
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Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
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3
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0
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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6
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0
Is there bestiality?
50 supporters
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0
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4
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FL
while not depicted on screen in any way, there is brief biblical reference to bestiality in conjunction with an old murder case
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Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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55 supporters
Yes
21
No
3
6
Rg123
*SPOILER* A girl confesses she was raped by her father and brother, but the rape is not shown on screen.
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Sexism
Yes
1
No
2
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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3
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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3
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
17 supporters
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3
Social
Are there anti-abortion themes?
22 supporters
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0
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3
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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1
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Yes
7
No
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ValentinaVi
Everything is resolved but leaves some bitterness behind so it's subjective.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
Yes
25
No
0
0
FL
there are two car crashes that are shown on screen and discussed throughout the film
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
9 supporters
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5
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0
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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17
Yes
1
No
14
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ararblack
there's a car accident where the driver is injured

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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
35 supporters
Yes
27
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0
2
Anonymous
Lots of black and white photographs of mutilated women, a mutilated cat, etc.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
15
No
4
7
Awful_ninja
There is mention of drowning and is determined as the cause of death of a minor character
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Yes
20
No
2
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philosophy3008
A character gets shot in the head and it grazes him. He is shot while running in the forest like he’s being hunted.
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