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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

Karen McCann (Sally Field) turns to vigilante justice when a criminal (Kiefer Sutherland) rapes and murders her eldest daughter. Also with Ed Harris, Olivia Burnette, Alexandra Kyle, Joe Mantegna, Beverly D'Angelo, Darrell Larson, Charlayne Woodard, Philip Baker Hall, Keith David, Wanda Acuna, Geoffrey Rivas, Armin Shimerman and Natalia Nogulich. [1:41]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A couple of kisses and sexual innuendoes. A woman and her husband are kissing in bed (it appears to be foreplay); he's bare-chested and she's in a camisole.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A woman is raped and murdered: we see a man choking her, thrusting as he rapes her, hitting her and slamming her face into a glass table (afterwards we see her bloody, lifeless body). We see brief images of a man choking a girl, raping her (no nudity, but thrusting is seen), hitting her and throwing her around while she screams. A man is shot; we see bloody bullet holes and his lifeless body. A man beats another and threatens him with a gun. We see a man bringing an ice sculpture down on a girl's head. We briefly glimpse photos of a corpse. A scuffle between two men.

PROFANITY 6 - About 10 F-words, many anatomical references, some scatological references and many mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Random violence, vigilante justice, incompetent law enforcement and court system, obsession, the loss of a child.

MESSAGE - Sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands. We can't always trust society to protect us from crime and evil.

Special Keywords: S2 - V6 - P6 - MPAAR

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