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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
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

Tommy Lee Jones is a mad bomber blowing up Boston, and ex-cop Jeff Bridges must come out of retirement to stop him.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - No sex or nudity.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - There are a lot of explosions and images of charred people. A man is stabbed to death, and a man is killed by the recoil of an exploding bomb. Two more men are blown up in a truck. The charred body of one man is shown lying on the ground. A dog is found dead. A man is used as a human time bomb, and he blows up -- off screen. Two men fight it out with lots of pushing, shoving and pounding.

PROFANITY 5 - One F-word and about five scatological terms. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Deception and keeping secrets, revenge.

MESSAGE - You can't forget your past and you can't keep secrets from the ones you love. Everyone makes mistakes.

Special Keywords: S0 - V7 - P5 - MPAAR

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