The movie has an incredibly downbeat and hopeless view about human nature and the American judicial system. It ends with two characters who believe that some wrongdoing has been done, but neither has any idea what to do or how to change anything. Still, it could inspire younger viewers to start thinking about what changes could be made in the future.
No onscreen acts of violence, but the aftermath of some horrifying violence is shown. In two brief shots, viewers see dead bodies of three young boys (no sensitive body parts shown) -- naked, tied at the wrists and ankles, and drowned. A man covered in blood is briefly shown. Throughout the movie, there are descriptions of satanic rituals and blood ceremonies, as people try to imagine and make sense of what happened. There's an overall sense of gloom, defeat, and sadness in this world where three innocent boys can be brutally murdered. Some graphic crime scene photos are shown.
A woman attempts to get information from some teen boys by dressing and acting seductively.
"F--k" is used once; other harsh language is infrequent. "Hell" and "goddamn" are heard, and there are many references to Satan and devil worship.
A character takes a quick sip of whisky, and another character pulls out a cigarette but doesn't smoke it. Drugs are briefly mentioned.