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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
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MPAA Rating: R

Two policemen try to break down a murder suspect. Tim Roth, Michael Rooker.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Discussions of sex (including homosexuality). A man and woman attempt to have sex. A woman attempts to seduce a man. A woman in a peep show is shown in her bra. A sex scene with no visible nudity but brief sexual movements.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man has a seizure. A woman is murdered and cut in half (this act is hidden by a bathtub, but his bloody hands are seen). A suggestion that a rape occurred. A flashback of a man stabbing a woman in the chest. Some objects are thrown around: a glass against a wall, and a heavy object through a window. A man is punched and kicked resulting in a bloody mouth and some scratches. A man beat a woman up. A woman is suffocated with a pillow. A man plays a game of Russian roulette. A man knocks his head when he falls. A description of a man flaying himself. A bloody knife is shown. Threatening with guns.

PROFANITY 7 - A couple of dozen F- words and a profane hand gesture, many scatological terms, several anatomical references and many mild obscenities and insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Psychopathy, deception, Epilepsy.


Special Keywords: S4 - V7 - P7 - MPAAR

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