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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery



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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: PG-13

Mike Myers is a super spy who was frozen during the '60s and has now been thawed out in order to fight crime in the '90s.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Lots of scenes of a naked man with objects strategically placed to cover his private parts (although the sides of his buttocks are seen). Apparently naked women in a couple of scenes -- but again with items strategically placed to cover their private parts and breasts -- plus several scantily clad women. Lots of sexual innuendo. Kissing.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Men are shot and burned to death off screen. People are killed by being shot in a few scenes, with no blood (sometimes with machine gun fire). A man is choked. Threatening with guns. A man is hit in the head by a shoe. Scuffles, fistfights. A couple of explosions.

PROFANITY 5 - About 5 F-word derivatives, some mild obscenities, many scatological references and anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Being cryogenically frozen, the '60s, terrorism, feeling out-of-date.

MESSAGE - If you're still living in the '60s, you're out-of-date.

Special Keywords: S4 - V3 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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