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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
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Martin Lawrence is a bank robber who must pose as a police officer to retrieve the cache he hid before serving a prison sentence. Also with Luke Wilson, Peter Greene, David Chappelle, Nicole Parker, Graham Beckel, Robert Miranda, Olek Krupa, Saverio Guerra, Richard C. Sarafian, Tamala Jones, John Hawkes. [1:35]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Some sexual innuendo. A man scratches his crotch and then rubs salve down his pants; in a later scene he sniffs his hand.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man is shot, falls off a building, lands on a car roof and dies; also, a man falls off a building onto a concrete floor with broken glass on it. Several people are shot -- two are fatally wounded -- in the chest and hand; some blood is visible. A man is shot at while dangling from a rope; he gets stuck when he tries to climb down the rope. Threatening with guns; gunfire is exchanged in a couple of scenes (one scene involves a robber and a convenience store owner, and we see bags and glass explode around them). During a foot chase, a man runs into a clothesline and is nearly strangled. Twice (one time played for laughs), a man smashes another's head against glass and chokes him. A fistfight, a man is beaten up (we see him later with black eyes and a bruised face), a man's head is slammed into a steering wheel (his face gets a little bloody), a man's head is smashed into a desk, a man is hit in the nose, a man is kicked in the face, a man is jabbed in the kidneys. We see a corpse with blood dripping from his eye; a man has blood on his bandaged hand. A truck rolls over and explodes after a flare is shot into it; the driver has cuts and blood on his face. A few car chases; a man is hit by a car when he runs out into traffic. Some explosions and a glass door is broken.

PROFANITY 6 - Two F-words and one mouthed F-word, many anatomical references, scatological references and mild obscenities and a racial slur. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Law enforcement, imposters, thieves.

MESSAGE - Be true to yourself.

Special Keywords: S2 - V6 - P6 - MPAAPG-13

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