Kill

NZ release: 26 June 2024

Graphic violence Rated on: 04 July 2024

kill movie poster

What’s it about?

Kill is an ultra-violent action thriller. It follows army commandos Amrit and Viresh as they journey on a sleeper train to the city. However, a family of bandits take control of the train, robbing passengers and taking a family hostage. The commandos’ fight to deter the criminals but when a murder occurs, Amrit chases bloody revenge.

The facts

  • Directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat
  • Hindi with English subtitles
  • Runtime: 105 minutes

Why did it get this rating?

This film was classified by Te Mana Whakaatu, Classification Office. You can find out more about classification process and ratings here.

Violence

Bloody and brutal violence are shown throughout the film. Characters fight with a variety of weapons including knives, guns and hammers, and there are many drawn out physical altercations. Injuries are shown in detail and can be very gory. Deaths happen in gruesome and extreme ways, including by a fire extinguisher. The violence in the film might be upsetting for viewers who do not like watching films with graphic and bloody violence.

Some of the more challenging scenes are:

  • A man is slammed headfirst into a toilet bowl. We see the man’s face become increasingly bloodied with each impact.
  • A man is bashed in the head with a fire extinguisher. Images of the man’s bloodied and caved-in head and fleshy matter make the scene very impactful.
  • A tin of lighter fluid is forced into a man’s mouth and set alight. We see him panicking with his head engulfed in flame before dying.
  • Multiple stabbings and slashings and characters getting struck with hammers, all shown with bloody detail.

Sexual Violence

A man threatens a woman with sexual violence but is interrupted before anything happens.

Offensive language

Offensive language such as “f*ck” is occasionally used, adding to the hostile tone.

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