Wesley Snipes stars as a covert United Nations operative
framed for murder who has to clear his name, make sure a trade agreement with China is
signed, and catch the bad guys too. With Marie Matiko, Anne Archer, Donald Sutherland,
Michael Biehn, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and James Hong. [2:00]
SEX/NUDITY 6 - A few instances of sexual innuendo. In one scene a young
woman (we're told she's a young teen) seems to perform oral sex on a middle-aged man. The
scene is brief and quite murky, but it is obvious that her head is at his crotch moving
suggestively. We see several topless women in thongs dancing suggestively, and we glimpse
a photo of a topless woman. A woman takes her clothes off, but uses her arms to cover
herself; only her legs, shoulders and some cleavage are visible. We see scenes from
pornographic movies on several video monitors: the scenes show people moving and moaning,
but are not explicit.
VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - There are several martial-arts fights, with punching,
kicking, slamming and throwing; furniture and glass panels are demolished in the process.
A woman's back and a man's neck are broken in two different scenes. At the end of one
fight a man falls back on an upright shard of glass that cuts his throat; we see some
blood. One woman is tortured by being rammed into mirrors. We see her very bloody face (no
cuts are evident). A man's shoulder is scraped and bleeding. Later, we see him carefully,
deliberately opening the stitched, bloody wound with a blade; in a close-up, we see the
blade cutting and lifting the skin. There are several gun fights, with machine guns,
pistols with silencers, and rifles. Several people are shot, some at close range: A woman
is shot execution-style, while she lies on the floor unconscious. A prone man is also shot
in the back of the head at point-blank range. Both are shot several times. A wire is
wrapped around a woman's throat and she's throttled; we see blood streaming out of the
wound while another woman tries to cover it. We see two women who've been shot in the
face; bullet wounds and blood are evident. After a fight in a car, several people are
bloody, and most are dead. In another scene, a car explodes and rolls over; we see a
bloodied, unconscious man inside. Another man shoots him several times. A man dangling
from a truck is chased by a car trying to squish him to death between the two speeding
vehicles. We see a forklift's prongs stuck through the broken, bloody windshield of a car
-- the assumption is that the occupants were killed by running into the forklift. A bullet
ricochets, hitting a man in the face; he looks pretty cut-up and bloody. A man is
repeatedly shot by cops and we see several bullet wounds on his chest.
A woman is shot in the face
while sitting in a car; we
see a lot of blood splatter
the rear window. We also see a
bullet hole in a man's forehead. We see many decomposing bodies in a large ship container.
The people who opened the container hold their noses. A man ducks under a moving truck.
There are several explosions.
PROFANITY 7 - A dozen F-words, one F-word derivative, several scatological
terms, several anatomical terms, a few religious profanities and exclamations. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - The United Nations, covert operations, blackmail and
extortion, trade agreements, China, human rights.
MESSAGE - The end may seem to justify the means, until the same means are
used for a nefarious end.