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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: PG-13

James Bond is back to make the world safe for democracy, but now he's played by Pierce Brosnan.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - The naked Bond girls cavort in the opening credits and we see vague, shadowy breasts and buttocks. Some passionate kissing, sexual innuendo. A woman is shown on top of a man and they are kissing roughly; she is moaning and scratching him and then he gets on top of her and thrusts a couple of times before he dies. A man and woman kiss and roll around and get on top of each other but don't have sex.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Many explosions with people running around while on fire. Objects crush people who die as a result. A lot of gun waving, reckless driving complete with car crashes and pedestrian strikes, fistfights with kicking and pummeling resulting in bloody faces, noses and lips. A man falls from a great height landing with a thwack, a woman is blown into a tree and strangled by a helicopter. Many people are shot and killed but little blood is seen.

PROFANITY 1 - One anatomical reference. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Terrorism, secret agents, patriotism, stealing.

MESSAGE - Terrorism is sometimes a fancy word for petty thievery.

Special Keywords: S3 - V6 - P1 - MPAAPG-13

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