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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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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
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MPAA Rating: R

Ellen Barkin and Laurence Fishburne star as former CIA agents now in private industry.

SEX/NUDITY 8 - Passionate kissing and caressing. Discussion of heterosexual and homosexual sex. A couple is shown kissing passionately in bed and later (presumably post-sex); the man is in boxers and the woman is covered by a sheet. A man is shown having sex with his niece; the niece is shown fully nude and the man's buttocks and pubic area are exposed. Photos of this scene are shown briefly. A man and woman have sex in a chair and noisily climax. A man and woman kiss passionately, and oral sex is implied.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A man shoots himself in the head (we see him put the gun in his mouth and splattered blood in the room after). A man is slapped and kicked. There is an extended scene of a man being shot and killed. A woman is slapped and punched resulting in a bloody face. A man and woman are shot and die slowly, both ending up in pools of blood.

PROFANITY 6 - 14 F-words, a handful of scatological terms, and a few milder obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Bribery, murder, CIA, revenge, takeovers, betrayal, manipulation.

MESSAGE - If you're going to live by the sword, you will die by the sword.

Special Keywords: S8 - V5 - P6 - MPAAR

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