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The Devil's Own



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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: R

Brad Pitt is an IRA leader and Harrison Ford is the New York police officer who unknowingly lets him into his home.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Kissing, sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man is shot many times at close-range (with jerking and some blood on his torso). A man is shot in the leg and blood spurts. A man's decapitated, bloody head is shown. An extended scene with machine gun fire and people getting killed with some blood. A shoot-out resulting in blood on a man's shoulder and collar and blood on a man's chest. A corpse with a bit of blood around the head is shown. An extended fistfight with kicking, punching, threatening with guns and hitting with objects. Foot chases (nearly getting hit by traffic during these). A man has some bruising and blood on his face after a fight. Explosions and threatening with guns.

PROFANITY 7 - About 25 F-words, one F-word derivative and one profane hand gesture, a few anatomical references, some mild obscenities and scatological references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The IRA, law enforcement, friendship and family, Irish heritage, murder and terrorism.

MESSAGE - You have to do what's right no matter how much it hurts.

Special Keywords: S1 - V6 - P7 - MPAAR

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