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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

Al Pacino is Satan, and also the attorney who has just recruited Keanu Reeves into his firm.

SEX/NUDITY 7 - Full female frontal nudity: a man begins kissing her breasts and they begin to have sex (but not consummated). An extended sex scene: the man kisses a woman's breasts and there is thrusting and oral sex briefly implied. Women kiss and caress each other through clothing. A man puts his hand in his fly and rubs himself. A man bites and caresses a woman's clothed buttocks while dancing. A woman is seen in a bra and panties. An extended scene with a topless woman making another woman touch her breast. Naked male and female sculptures come to life. Sexual innuendo (including references to child molestation, homosexuality and oral sex). Kissing.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man slits the throat of a goat (there's a lot of blood). Containers full of blood and organs and a bloody animal tongue are shown. Monster faces are seen in a few scenes. Photos of murder victims with a lot of blood on and around their heads and bodies -- one picture is of a child. A mass of bloody glob. Men beat up another man with big sticks and the victim has blood on his face and arms. A woman has cuts and bruises all over her body. A man is hit by a car and has a very bloody face. A woman slits her own throat (a lot of blood on her neck, hands, face and clothes). Threatening with guns. A man is shot and a man shoots his brains out with blood spurting out and onto the face of another man. Conflagration and a charred body is seen. Scuffles.

PROFANITY 10 - About 55 F-words, many mild obscenities, many scatological references and some anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - God and Satan, attorneys, criminals, marriage.

MESSAGE - You can't mess with a man's free will.

Special Keywords: S7 - V6 - P10 - MPAAR

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