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  • 2.0

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Pause for kids 16 & under

South Pole-set whodunnit is bloody but bland.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this wintry murder mystery based on a graphic novel involves grisly violence, including autopsy sequences, blood-spurting wounds, and more. There's also some adult material related to sexuality and drinking, but it's glossed over fairly swiftly in favor of murder and mayhem. Expect a good bit of strong language (including "f--k" and "s--t")

  • Families can talk about the movie's violence. Is it less upsetting than what's typically shown in a "horror" movie? What makes this a "thriller" instead?
  • Is Carrie a positive female role model? How does she compare to other female law officers in movies and TV shows?
  • What drives people to explore the South Pole? What scientific work goeson there? What happens to people living under those conditions ofisolation and harsh weather?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: The lead character's trust issues raise the concept of whether being an authority figure is enough reason to inspire trust in others (the answer seems to be "no" -- "sometimes, a badge is just a badge," the main character notes while relating a tale of earlier betrayal by a fellow officer).

  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: Main character Carrie is a fairly standard-issue, stalwart law officer -- resolute, tough, dogged, and determined -- who's as comforting as she is cliched.

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Extensive grisly violence, including beatings, shootings, bludgeoning, stabbings, and more. Cut throats gush blood; a body falls from a great height. A neck is broken bare-handed; an ice axe is used as a weapon; a head is slammed into a mirror. Fingers are amputated on-screen after frostbite damages them beyond repair. Close-up images of surgical procedures (including autopsies) and forensic investigations.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Brief male nudity in a group of streakers; glimpses of pornography; lingering shots of the main female character getting ready for the shower.

  • language false4

    Language: Frequent strong language throughout, including "f--k," "s--t," "hell," "bitch," "damn," "oh my God," "goddamn," and more.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not applicable

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink hard liquor; references to an unseen marijuana plant.