Parents need to know that Mute is a stylish, engrossing film that is part black comedy, part slasher film, and part dystopian thriller, with pathos thrown into the mix as well. Long the pet project of maverick filmmaker Duncan Jones, the film was made after Netflix provided both the funds and the freedom for the writer-director to pull out all the stops in creating a Berlin as envisioned several decades from now: a melting pot of a city, filled with immigrants, AWOL American military personnel, and all manner of sexual exploitation. The city is as sleazy as it is high-tech. Expect many graphic images. Characters are killed, mutilated, tortured, and operated upon with glee by unhinged surgeons. Blood flows; severe bruising is pervasive, characters die. (Spoiler alert: There are bar fights and a knifing with a very slow bleed-out, and a sympathetic character is suffocated.) Obscenities and swearing is continuous (i.e., "f--k," "s--t," "pr--k," "p---y," "a--hole," "f--got," "bitch"). Sexual situations abound; partial nudity, sexy clothes. (Spoiler alerts: An explicit sex scene involves robots, complete with outrageous penis. A central character is a leering pedophile; a little girl is his target.) Characters drink, and the social centers of the story are a strip club and a house of prostitution. Mature audiences only.