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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
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins battle it out in the wilderness after a plane crash.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Sexual innuendo (including reference to homosexuality and infidelity).

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Many birds are bloodily torn up by a plane. A plane crash. A bloody leg is cut with a knife. A bear attack results in a man having a chunk of his leg bitten (with a lot of blood) and then killed. A man slices open a finger and draws blood. Men jab at a bear with spears as it swipes at them; eventually the bear is impaled and the spear sticks out its back. A man falls into a bear trap and onto a spear which juts out of his leg. Threatening with guns.

PROFANITY 6 - About 13 F-words, many scatological references, many mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The wilderness, wealth, infidelity.

MESSAGE - Use your brains.

Special Keywords: S1 - V6 - P6 - MPAAR

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