Gladiator

 
 

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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

A "Rocky" wannabe, about yet another "Great White Hope," in this case an Irish teenager (James Marshall) with a lethal punch, who joins an illicit boxing circuit.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - There's only one sexy scene, where the hero is in bed with his girlfriend, presumably after they've made love; both are covered with blankets up to their necks, and nothing is shown.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Since this is a boxing movie, there are oodles of fights resulting in oodles of bloody noses, blackened eyes and, cuts and bruises. There's one knife fight, (no one's cut) and a hospital scene where one fighter is in a coma.

PROFANITY 4 - Moderate amount of four letter words and assorted foul language. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - While not explicit, the scene where the hero is in bed with his girlfriend may provoke discussion of pre-marital sex.

MESSAGE - The explicit message is that education is good, and boxing is not; it's delivered by a teacher, and the hero's girlfriend. However, since the hero ends up punching out a couple of bad guys, the implicit message is that violence can be justified when the hero is righteous.

Special Keywords: S2 - V8 - P4 - MPAAR

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