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The Double [2011] [PG-13] - 1.6.4



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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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After a U.S. senator is murdered, a retired CIA operative (Richard Gere) partners with a young FBI agent (Topher Grace) to solve the mystery of the senator's murder. They decide that a Russian assassin, long thought to be dead, may be alive and killing again. Also with Odette Annable, Martin Sheen and Jeffrey Pierce. Directed by Michael Brandt. [1:38]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A young man kisses a young woman lightly on the lips.
 A woman's shirt opens revealing her bra; she is wearing a very short skirt.
 A young man asks a man if a woman is a prostitute and the man implies she is not. A young man jokingly tells a man, "I made this little guy," while holding an infant. People talk about Russian prostitutes brought to Washington D.C.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man silently wraps a metal wire garrote around another man's neck, slicing his neck (we hear the sound of slicing flesh) and then drops the body to the ground where a large puddle of blood is seen collecting around a woman's shoe; she shouts in horror. A man whips a metal wire garrote around another man's neck as the man tries to stab him with a scalpel, the man gags and falls to the ground, we hear a gurgle of blood and see a small line of blood on the dead man's neck; several people are later seen at the crime scene where the dead body is covered by a sheet.
 A young man and a man corner an injured man, they fight, the man grabs the young man and throws him to the ground, we hear a gunshot, one man is shot (we see blood on his shirt), two men wrestle and fight, one of the men shoves the other against a wall and holds a garrote to his neck, the sound of slicing flesh is heard and the man is shown with blood splattered on his shirt as he drops the dead body to the ground; the man who was shot crawls next to the young man and appears to be dying and the young man later explains that the dead men had shot and choked one another.
 A man grabs another man holding a gun to the back of his head, he whips the gun around and fires at another man that escapes; the gunman is discovered with a garrote mark on his neck and blood visible on his sliced throat.
 Two men watch a CCTV recording of a man leaving a building, the man is attacked in shadow, the sound of slicing flesh is heard and the killer drops the body; we later see a crime scene with the body covered by a tarp, and a man lifts the tarp and we see a dead man while a man explains that the dead man had been "grabbed from behind."
 A man violently grabs a woman as she tries to climb out a window, he slams her against the windshield of a car and drags her on the ground, he shouts and holds a gun to the woman's head while threatening to kill her and a young man shouts for him to put down the gun; the man shouts at the young man, puts down the gun and warns the woman that she is "very lucky." A man leaps from a hospital gurney, grabs a scalpel and threatens several people; he grabs a security officer and throws him into the room, he takes his gun and races out of the hospital. A man fires into a dark alley, and a man punches the side of the shooter's face and grabs him from behind.
 A police SUV pulls over a ridge and several people shout and run, we hear a gunshot, a man in a police officer uniform opens the back of the SUV and we see two dead bodies in their underwear (we see some blood on them), the SUV drives off and we see a dead body on the ground.
 A man experiences a flashback of his younger self running through a house and throwing himself on top of the dead body of a woman.
 A man pushes another man in front of a speeding car while a bystanders shout in horror and surround the man, as the car narrowly misses him.
 We see a large collection of crime scene photos posted on a wall that show bloody garrote marks on murder victims' necks and we see multiple photographs of dead bodies. We see graphic photographs of a dead man with his throat slit and bloody. A young man looks at graphic crime scene photographs of a dead man with his throat slit and we see blood on the wound. We learn that two dead bodies shown in a photograph are police officers.
 Two men in cars speed through a shipping yard, they follow each other very closely, the driver of one car fires a gun at the other car, shattering the car's window, the two cars collide on the side and continue to speed while shoving each other and spraying dirt, the drivers lurch forward, the two cars drive through a building, and one of the cars flips on top of the other car and crashes; one driver is shown with a small cut on his forehead and the other driver has a small bloody cut on his temple.
 A man holds another man at gunpoint and a young man fires at the gunman, who runs away. A man holds a man at gunpoint, and one man asks the other if he had been responsible for killing another man.
 A young man with his gun drawn looks for another man in a warehouse, and another man watches the CCTV footage of the young man. A young man and a man chase a man running through an abandoned shipyard, one of the men has a garrote drawn, and spies the runner and allows him to slip away unseen. A man warns a young woman that her husband and family are at risk of being killed by a man, saying that the man had killed multiple people previously and will "feel nothing" when killing her family.
 A man struggles to swallow batteries, he grunts and clenches his face in pain; we see the man writhing on a hospital gurney later as another man explains that he has been vomiting blood (the man coughs and spits up two batteries).
 As a man (a large scar is seen on his face) explains his training to be an assassin, we see several other men training, wrestling and shouting angrily at one another; a man explains to a young man that part of the training was to use a wire to choke and kill.
 A young man shouts at a man and threatens to harm him. A man behind the bars of a prison cell shouts at a young man and lunges towards the bars. A man warns another man that he is "putting two bullets" in a woman; a young man later asks the man if he is going to shoot a woman in the head and the man confirms. A man tells a young man that he would kill a man if he found him. A young man explains that a murderer typically would slit victims' throat in a specific way. A man tells another man that he had trained on how to murder and kill people. A young man tells a young man that a man had killed multiple people and needed to find proof that he had not. A young man speaks aloud to himself that another man had killed the man's family and the man was searching for revenge, which is why he had murdered many people. A man tells a young man that he knows that the young man had slit a man's throat. A young man tells a man that he has orders to kill the man; he then allows the man to live as they chase another man. An older man tells another man that a man is "lying in an alley with his throat slit." A man explains that he had shot a man in the chest and the man dropped three stories from a building; another man explains that the victim had survived and was incarcerated. A man tells an older man that a man had died, and the older man responds, "Prove it." A man, being interviewed on television, says that Russia had dropped an underwater bomb. While being interviewed on television, a man states that a country has "ten times" the number of undercover spies. A man explains to another man that a man has used countless types of weapons to kill, from guns to a rusty nail. A young man tells a man that his father had died ten years previously. A young woman asks a man if he thinks her husband is safe after a murderer recognizes him; the man reassures her that the young man is safe. A young man tells a man that another man had swallowed batteries from a radio, which caused him to be hospitalized. A young man crudely tells his wife and a man that he has to urinate. A young woman jokingly calls her house their "humble commode."
 A young woman standing on a ladder becomes unsteady as she stretches to put away a book, the wheel on the ladder snaps and she is about to fall when a man grabs the leg of the ladder and steadies it. A man is surprised by another man when the man turns on a light.
 We see a young man walk away from a crime scene with his leg in a splint.

PROFANITY 4 - 6 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, name-calling (killing machine, Soviet spook, cold blooded killer, old man who thinks the war is still cold), 5 religious profanities, 6 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A young man and a man enter a trailer where drug paraphernalia and cigarettes butts are seen on a table. A young man makes a man drink and we see the two drinking along with a woman drinking wine.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Double agents, Soviet-American conflicts, Russian-American conflicts, illegal immigration, misinformation, logic, revenge, deception.

MESSAGE - Double agents are very difficult to uncover.

Special Keywords: S1 - V6 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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