Colombiana [2011] [PG-13] - 5.7.5

 
 

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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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A young girl witnesses the murder of her mother and father and spends the rest of her life preparing for revenge. With Zoe Saldana, Jordi Mollà, Lennie James, Amandla Stenberg, Michael Vartan, Cliff Curtis, Beto Benites, Jesse Borrego and Ofelia Medina. Directed by Olivier Megaton. [1:47]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man and a woman kiss passionately and remove their clothing, the woman is seen wearing bra and panties and straddles the man, who's bare-chested (sex is implied and we see her wake up, dress and leave). A man and a woman kiss, he takes off her top (she's wearing a tank top), he kisses her face and her neck and sex is implied; she wakes up the next morning in his bed, dresses and leaves (we see her bare back and a glimpse of the side of her bare breasts).
 A woman showers, her bare back, shoulders and the sides of her bare breasts are seen and a brief glimpse of her bare breasts and nipples are seen from above. A woman wears a very thin tank that reveals the outline of her nipples in a few scenes. A woman wearing a low-cut and very short dress (revealing cleavage, her bra strap on the back and bare legs) stumbles out of a car (she is apparently drunk). A woman changes into a skin-tight costume that accentuates her figure and reveals the outline of her breasts and nipples. A woman undresses and we see her bra and cleavage. A woman pulls down her panties and sits on a toilet (her bare legs are shown).
 Several women sleep with a man in a bed: some of the women are wearing only panties and their bare backs and legs are visible and others are wearing both bras and panties (sex is implied). Several women wearing bras and panties are shown snuggling and caressing a man, who's wearing a robe (it's open and reveals part of his bare chest and boxer shorts). A man wearing a robe says to several scantily clad women on a bed to "come to papa" and points to his genitals before running and jumping into the bed.
 A police officer talks about wanting to buy some thigh-high stockings for a woman and there is a sexual implication when his partner says something about having steak, but it is not wrong to want lamb every now and then. A man describes a woman as having "a killer body." A woman says to a man, "You have a sexy voice on the phone."
 A woman dances alone while swaying her hips.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man is shot in one leg and he falls to the floor, he is shot in the other leg, then in the chest and he falls back into a tank where two sharks speed toward him and devour him (we see him thrashing and blood spreads in the pool water.
 In a series of quick clips we see a woman seated on a toilet being strangled with a rope from above (she thrashes), a man is electrocuted in a bathtub (he thrashes) and two men are shot (we see them dead with bullet holes in their chest).
 A young girl stabs a man through the hand and into a table, the man yells (we see him with the knife sticking out of his hand and with a blood soaked bandage later), and other men chase the girl; she jumps through a window and races down the side of a building, through streets, jumps across rooftops and into a market, where a man chasing her on a motorcycle crashes into a vegetable stand.
 A woman with two guns fires at many men and we see several being thrown into the air and with bullet holes in their clothing (no blood is evident). A woman holds a gun on a man, we hear gunshots fired and later see the man with numerous bloody wounds on his chest and one in his forehead (we see the dead man and photos of him in a few scenes that follow, as well as the body in a morgue). A man and a woman in a house arm themselves as several armed men enter the house, we hear gunfire and a man enters the kitchen where a young girl sits (she understands that her parents have been killed by this man). A man is shot in the head (we see the gun against his head then see him dead on the floor with blood on the floor next to him).
 An armed man in a car shoots several men standing on the street (we see the men fall and lying motionless on the ground (no blood is evident). A woman shoots up through a floor and a man is struck and falls dead (no blood is evident). Several men shoot into a sewer where a young girl is hiding (she is not struck). A woman shoots through an office window, startling the man in the office.
 Two large dogs attack a man in a van; we hear growling and tearing and see blood splatter as the man screams. A man wakes up in a start and sees letters written on his chest, searches the house for intruders, and he finds many of his armed guards dead (we see bloody bullet holes in the bodies and pools of blood on the floor).
 A man and a woman fight in extended scene: she wraps a towel around his throat, then he does the same to her, she kicks him in the crotch, she stabs him with a toothbrush (no blood), he holds a gun to her head, and she dismantles it and stabs him in the throat with one of the pieces (we see the woman with blood on her nose).
 A man is tied into a chair and another man punches him in the face repeatedly (we see the man's bloody face and the aggressor with bloody knuckles). A woman kicks a man in the head and he falls to the floor unconscious. A woman slams a man's head into a table (there's no visible wound).
 A rocket is fired into a house, people jump away for safety and one man is pinned under some furniture. Explosives are detonated, and a door and a wall explode throwing shrapnel and smoke through the air. A man pulls a gun and fires into a street causing people to scatter and a car to crash into a fire hydrant. A grenade blows a large hole in a floor.
 A woman (apparently drunk) drives a car into the side of a parked police car, she gets out of her car and the officers handcuff her and push her onto the car hood. Many armed SWAT members surround a building and enter an apartment (no shots are fired). A woman backs an armored car through a wall and onto a car where there are four men, whom she shoots (we see their bodies flinching but no blood is shown). A woman drives an armored truck through a gate.
 A woman lies on glass panes that cover a shark pool; we see the sharks swimming under her and she taps on the glass saying "Here fishy, fishy." A woman is seen swimming in a huge tank where two sharks also swim (she is unharmed).
 Armed police chases a woman; she jumps off a roof and dangles from a pipe until she is able to climb to safety. A woman slides down cables in an elevator shaft. A woman crawls through an airshaft and passes through a fan blade that starts spinning just as her head goes through. A young girl climbs out of a manhole and we see her dirty and with a bloody nose. A man orders another man to kill a man (he chases him). A man shoves a woman against a wall and speaks to her in a threatening manner.
 The opening credits are accompanied by scenes of violence on the streets of Colombia, with gunfire, cars on fire, dead bodies on the ground (no blood is visible), etc.
 A woman holds a man at gunpoint, tells him to sit in a chair and then tells him that the seat is pressure wired and that if he moves it will blow up. A woman threatens to kill a man's family. A young girl says that she wants to be a killer and asks a man to help her. We hear that a man's son was killed. A woman asks a man, "How many people did you kill when your boy died?" Song lyrics say something like "I hurt myself today to see if I still feel."
 A woman grieves over the bodies of a woman and a man (we see his face and shirt covered with blood). A man pounds on a car dashboard.
 A young girl sticks her finger in her mouth, vomits on a desk, and then pokes through the vomit to pick out a computer chip and hands it to a man. A woman (she's apparently drunk) says, "I have to throw up," and she gags (we do not see her vomit). A man urinates in a urinal (we see him standing at the urinal but nothing else is seen or heard). A man says, "I gotta pee."

PROFANITY 5 - At least 1 F-word, 1 not fully enunciated F-word, 13 scatological terms (1 mild), 2 anatomical terms, 6 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid, crazy, idiot, bad apple), 1 religious profanity, 8 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Two men drink alcohol, a man drinks alcohol, a man talks about wanting to drink wine and get drunk, several women and a man drink alcohol while lounging around a pool, a woman pours wine for herself and a man, and a man drinks alcohol. A man smokes a cigar in a couple of scenes, a woman holds a lit cigarette but does not smoke from it, a woman smokes from a hookah pipe, a man smokes a cigarette, a smoldering cigar is seen in an ashtray, and a smoldering cigarette is shown in an ashtray.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death of parents, murder, hired killers, revenge, loneliness, love, tragedy, death of a child, feelings.

MESSAGE - Revenge brings more pain than healing.

Special Keywords: S5 - V7 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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