The "Our Take" review of this title examines the film's artistic merits and does not take into account any of the possibly objectionable material listed below. Profanity consists of at least 18 uses of the "f" word, while other expletives and colorful phrases are uttered.
Sexually related dialogue some of it explicit is present as is a passionate sexual encounter with nudity bare breasts , movement and sounds. Male frontal nudity seen from the side and a distance is twice seen in autopsy photos. Other such photos show bloody, gory and disturbing images of mutilated bodies, while the real thing including views of a recently exhumed and decomposed body is also seen.
Violence consists of several killings by various means, along with other harsh physical contact, some of which has rather bloody results. Those scenes, some "jump" ones, and other standard "don't go in there" moments may be disturbing, tense or suspenseful to some viewers. Some brief, tense family material is also present. If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.
For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, there are several rather shaky and jumpy handheld camera moments. For those concerned with bright flashes of light on the screen, some of that occurs in a scene set on a train with some near strobe like results. A guy young Martin meets says, "I'll drink to that" and pulls out beer for Martin and himself.
Later, we see the two in a rental car and both are drinking while Martin drives. We see an empty martini glass with olives still in it by Rebecca. Illeana sees a note that James is to have drinks with a man. We then see him in a bar where others drink. The bartender asks if James wants another and he nervously states he does.
Leclair asks Illeana how many times she was asked out for drinks while at the FBI Academy she says many but that she never went. Various people drink at an art gallery reception. We hear that someone is a drug addict.
We see a brief shot of a very bloody guy inside a truck wreck as well as some blood on the face of a man who was struck by the truck as well as blood on the road around him. We see some brief black and white stills of murder victims during the opening credits. A body is unearthed in a construction site by heavy machinery it looks dirty and somewhat decomposed. We see various close-up shots of wounds and mutilations on a body.
We briefly see a color photo of a badly mutilated face that Illeana stares at during her day, including while eating. James has some blood stains on his long-sleeved shirt. We briefly see color photos of mangled and bloody faces. We see a severed finger and then a dead body with blood on its face. We see several shots of a recently exhumed but rather decomposed body on an autopsy table. We briefly see more color photos of mangled and bloody faces. We hear the sound of shots and then see a dead cop on the floor with some blood around him.
A person's head is bloody following a car accident. A person stitches up James's arm, but we don't see the actual contact yet. Illeana discovers blood on her face and side and then races back to her bed where she finds a lot of blood on it and James but we then see that it's from the stitches on his arm.
We see an open wound on James's arm as it's being stitched up again. We also see a syringe needle go into that wound that causes James pain. A mother looks at what she believes is her son's badly burned body. A woman finds herself in an elevator with the killer. Illeana races to get to the elevator, then discovers them, and sees that the man has killed the woman she has blood on her head and he has blood on his hands.
Illeana then finds the killer's bloody clothes. We see blood stains from above on some bed sheets. A man has blood on his clothing after being stabbed. Paquette has a bad attitude toward Illeana from the get-go thinking she's moving in on his detective turf. The serial killer obviously has an extremely bad attitude.
Illeana illegally enters Rebecca's house to look around. Paquette slaps Illeana quite hard across the face for sleeping with someone. The killer refers to someone as "faggy. Illeana and Paquette slowly enter a room with their guns and flashlights drawn.
They then slowly make their way through it, including Paquette slowly approaching a running shower and then pulling the curtain back. Illeana slowly makes her way through a house, finds a secret stairwell into the dark basement and then looks around there, even lying down on a small, dirty bed as we hear childhood-like screams on the soundtrack.
For those sensitive to such matters, we see a coffin being exhumed from a grave and then see the decomposed body on a morgue table. A nervous James waits in a crowded bar as bait for the killer.
He then finds a note telling him to meet the writer in the bathroom. As James goes there, we learn that the hidden microphone he's wearing isn't working properly and he goes into the bathroom, slowly opening each stall door. See "Violence" for details. The killer confronts Illeana in her home and shows that he's discovered her hidden guns we see two. A body suddenly swings down from a ceiling.
A hand suddenly bursts up through a small bed and grabs Illeana. A hand suddenly reaches out and grabs James's arm.