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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

Damon Wayans stars as Blankman, a mysterious superhero, complete with a sidekick called The Other Guy.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - There is no nudity, but there is quite a bit of implied sex. A man is shown very visibly aroused after kissing a woman; and he is shown convulsing wildly and making a lot of noise.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Although the film is a lighthearted look at comic-book superheroes, it does include some violence, but with little blood and no real gore. Two men are shown beating up another. An elderly woman is shot to death by gangsters (we only see a gangster firing a gun). A bank is blown up with a man inside. There are a couple of fight scenes between the good guys and the bad guys accompanied, by comic POWs and THUDs. A man is shot in the shoulder and some blood is visible.

PROFANITY 3 - A handful of scatological references, and a few milder profanities. [profanity glossary]


MESSAGE - Every person has the potential to change things for the better; you don't need super-human strength to make a difference.

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