Home Kills

NZ release: 03 August 2023

Violence and offensive language Rated on: 20 July 2023

Home Kills

What’s it about?

Tom and Mark return to their hometown to take over their recently deceased father’s animal slaughtering business. When their business dries up, the brothers are presented with a more lucrative venture.

The facts

  • Director: Haydn Butler
  • English language
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Produced in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Screening in New Zealand as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival 2023

Why did it get this rating?


Several people are shot with a rifle. Other acts of violence take place off-screen, but the aftermath is shown.

Offensive language

There is extensive and strong use of highly offensive language throughout the film, mostly the word “f**k”. The word “c**t” is also used a few times. This language is sometimes used to threaten and intimidate.


Crime, specifically murder, is presented as justified in some instances. This would likely be confusing for younger viewers.

Drug use

Drug use is implied in some scenes.

Sexual references

There are a few crude sexual references.

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