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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

Denzel Washington stars in this supernatural thriller.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A brief glimpse of a man's bare buttocks. Sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man is executed in the gas chamber. A man poisons himself. Twice we see dead, twisted bodies in bathtubs. A man viciously stabs another with a syringe. A photo of a corpse with its head in a puddle of blood. Blood is seen on a man's torso. A man is shot in the head leaving a bloody bullet hole. Men shoot at each other in a couple of scenes. A man is shot and killed leaving a spot of blood on his chest. A bloody needle. A man is shot in the head and killed leaving a bit of blood on snow. A man shoots another and man begins to die slowly. Fights, chases, falls, scuffles.

PROFANITY 7 - About 22 F-words, some anatomical references, many mild obscenities and scatological references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Law enforcement, capital punishment, demons and the supernatural.

MESSAGE - There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Special Keywords: S2 - V6 - P7 - MPAAR

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