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Batman Forever



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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

Val Kilmer is Batman and Chris O'Donnell is his sidekick Robin in the third "Batman" film. The enemies are Harvey Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones) and The Riddler (Jim Carrey).

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A handful of passionate kisses. A man is shown bare-chested, and a woman is shown in bed -- and then out of bed with sheets wrapped around her. Two women wear clinging, suggestive clothing, exposing cleavage. A man grabs his crotch to punctuate an explosion. Several sexual references and innuendoes.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - The only "gross" parts are Two-Face's make-up job (garish, with wrinkles and creases) and another character's face which seems to melt, causing his face to be off-kilter. A bit of blood from a bullet wound. There are many explosions: several bombs are thrown into water and into the air. A helicopter flies into the Statue of Liberty where it explodes. Many punch up scenes with people being tossed around and punched and kicked; guns are also used. A man is electrocuted. A man is pushed out of a window to his death, and several other people fall from a building. A couple of hostage and robbery situations.

PROFANITY 2 - A couple of mild obscenities, some sexual references and an anatomical gesture. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Revenge, falling in love, psychiatry, multiple personalities disorder, using technology for evil.

MESSAGE - Revenge isn't always the answer; friendship and love are the most important things in life.

Special Keywords: S2 - V5 - P2 - MPAAPG-13

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