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The Crow



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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: R

Brandon Lee's last film, about a murdered rocker who comes back to avenge himself and his dead fiancee.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Two women are shown nude from the back. A man's nude torso is shown. A quick shot of a topless woman, several cleavage shots, and a woman in a negligee. A couple of kissing scenes, neither of which lead to sex on screen.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man's dead body is shown from a distance and a woman is shown writhing in pain and bloody (there are also flashbacks of her being beaten and raped). A group of thugs spend their time tearing places up and then setting them on fire or blowing them up. There are several fight scenes, all of which end in death and are very bloody, while a variety of murder weapons are used: knives, swords, syringes, guns, exploding cars. We see two bloody eyeballs, one being burned, and the other is tossed around. A huge hole is shot through a man's hand, and he actually peers through it. A crow pecks a woman's eyes out. A man is shown impaled after falling from a roof top.

PROFANITY 8 - The F-word and its derivations are used about 50 times, as well as many scatological terms, anatomical references and milder profanities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death, rape, incest, drug use, the metaphysical.

MESSAGE - If you love someone and lose them, the best way to remember them is to keep loving them.

Special Keywords: S4 - V7 - P8 - MPAAR

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