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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: R

Steven Spielberg's take on slavery is based on a true incident: An early 19th century rebellion by Africans on a slave ship leads to a court case. With Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins and Matthew McConaughey.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Full male frontal nudity, male and female buttocks and female breasts in some scenes - however, these aren't sexual scenes; they are scenes of bathing and of naked slaves in the cargo hold of the ship, etc.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - During the rebellion many people are killed and there's a great deal of blood (people are killed by ax, swords, etc.). People are whipped until bloody. There are scenes of people being captured and people are thrown overboard to drown. Several people are shot.

PROFANITY 1 - One mild obscenity. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Slavery, freedom, the American court system, racial relations.

MESSAGE - Slavery is wrong. Sometimes the end justifies the means.

Special Keywords: S5 - V5 - P1 - MPAAR

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