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Event Horizon



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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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MPAA Rating: R

Something comes back from space and humans must study it in this science fiction thriller.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A woman's bare breasts are shown a few times. A woman is seen in a wet shirt and the outline of her breasts/nipples are visible. Men and women are seen in underwear. Sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - A body is shown with blood on it (mainly on the face). Blood and membrane is shown on windows, walls and consoles. A rotting body without eyes is seen, a corpse shatters into bloody pieces, and a burning, bloody person is shown walking around. A man explodes, with veins popping out and a great deal blood spurting from his face and mouth. A man holds two bloody eyes in his hands, a man pulls his own eyes out (blood is streaming down), a woman with empty eye sockets is seen many times and a child has open wounds and sores on his legs. A woman slits her wrists and she floats in bloody water. A man grabs another and throws him around, then stabs him and blood spews from the man's mouth. A man cuts another man in half and pins the top part of the body to the ceiling; we see the intestines in the bottom part. A fistfight in a pool of blood. Flashbacks (a few times) of what looks like torture: people tied down, threatened with knives, etc. Some explosions. Scuffles and shoving.

PROFANITY 7- About 27 F-words, a profane hand gesture, many scatological references, some mild obscenities, an anatomical reference. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Outer space, aliens, the subconscious, hallucinations.

MESSAGE - We don't know everything about what's out there.

Special Keywords: S4 - V9 - P7 - MPAAR

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