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Hanna [2011] [PG-13] - 4.8.5



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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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A man (Eric Bana) teaches his teenage daughter (Saoirse Ronan) about survival while training her to be the perfect assassin. One day she insists that she is ready for the mission he has been preparing her for but when she leaves the isolation of their forest home and encounters the outside world, there are many things she finds herself ill-equipped to handle. Also with Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams and Jason Flemyng. Directed by Joe Wright. [1:51]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - We hear a man and a woman moaning and see an RV moving rhythmically as two teenage girls walk by and remark about them "going at it."
 Two teenage girls lie in bed together talking and one kisses the other on the lips. A man kisses someone walking past him in a club (it's not clear whether it was a man or a woman). A teenage girl kisses a young man. A young man scoots closer to a teenage girl, who says, "Are we going to kiss now?"
 A woman talks about lipstick covered lips mimicking the labia. A man says of a woman, "She has both male and female genitalia."
 A woman dances on a stage in a club and is presumably performing a striptease (we can see her on the stage wearing a skimpy outfit, but nudity is not clear). A man wearing only long underwear (his bare chest and abdomen and the outline of his genitals are evident) climbs out of water. A man undresses and we see his bare chest, abdomen and long underwear. A teenage girl wears low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in several scenes. A teenage girl wears a bikini while swimming.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A teenage girl breaks a woman's neck with her bare hands (we hear a snap and the woman falls dead to the floor), the girl takes a handgun from a nearby guard and shoots him and another man, and then shoots at cameras surrounding the room where she is being held (blood sprays on the girl's face).
 A woman with a gun stands over a wounded woman lying on the ground (we see blood on her face) and shoots her (we hear the gunshot but do not see the impact). A woman attaches a silencer to a pistol and shoots an elderly woman in the back (we see the elderly woman with a shocked look on her face and she falls to the floor, we see the glass on a photograph shattered and we see blood on the floor later, implying that the elderly woman was killed). A woman is shot twice (we hear the shots but do not see the impact).
 A teenage girl with a gun runs through a compound and is chased by guards; she shoots several of the guards (no blood is evident), a man puts himself in a locker and we hear gunshots (implying that the girl shot him), and the girl kicks another man and threatens him with a gun then runs away. A man is shot by another man through a door (the man is thrown back from the impact), a woman shoots at the gunman, he kicks the door open and they shoot back and forth at each other. A teenage girl is shot in the hip (we see blood seeping into her clothing). We hear a gunshot and see a man lying motionless on a carousel with blood on his face.
 A man has an open cut on his face (presumably after a beating) and blood on his shirt, another man questions him and then stabs him in the neck using a pen, killing him (we hear the crunch, but do not see the impact or the wound).
 Three men attack a teenage girl and they fight: one man tries to stab her, she cuts the man several times (we hear slashing and crunching, we see bloody wounds and we see another teenage girl watching in terror), and she runs away and jumps into water.
 A dead man is shown hanging by his feet with numerous arrows sticking out of his body (we see blood trickling from the wounds). A woman is struck by an arrow (we see blood on the wound). A teenage girl pulls an arrow out of a dead man's body (we hear a squish and see blood). A woman with an arrow in her side falls down a ramp and lies motionless with blood on her clothing.
 A man tackles another man and they fight (one man has a gash on his face): one man swings a metal pipe, his head is slammed into a pole (we see him on his knees) and the other man drives a pipe down into the man's chest (we do not see the impact). A man head-butts another man and he falls to the floor (we understand that the man is tortured but we do not see the act). Two men surround another man in a subway passage, and the man attacks them and beats them with punches and kicks; he stabs one man in the leg and throws a knife into the other man's chest, and then leaves. A teenage girl attacks a man and they fight (we see blood on his mouth).
 A woman shoots an oncoming car, she jumps out of its way as it speeds toward her, we hear the car swerve and crash into a tree (we see the car in flames and crumpled), and we see a man and a woman standing nearby and the man is carrying a toddler.
 Many men with guns charge a cabin and find several men dead inside (no blood is evident), presumably at the hands of a teenage girl that sits nearby. A man is approached by two police officers and we later see one of the officers being hauled out of water by a crane while someone talks about a man killing the two officers.
 A man stands behind a teenage girl and says, "You're dead, I've killed you"; the girl attacks the man using a knife, they fight with heavy punches and kicks and the man slams the girl to the ground (neither appear to be injured). A man holds a gun to a teenage girl's head, and she attacks him and takes the gun away from him. A man and a teenage girl take target practice using guns to shoot antlers (we see bloody tissue appear on the antlers). A man and a teenage girl work out and practice martial moves in a few scenes. A teenage girl flips a young man to the ground and holds her arm over his throat when he tries to kiss her (he pleads for her to let him up and she does).
 A teenage girl with a spear stalks a deer, she throws the spear, the deer is struck in the side and it runs until it collapses (we see blood on its side and it moans deeply); the girl follows, pulls out the arrow (we hear a squish and see the bloody wound and arrow) and shoots the deer. A teenage girl guts a dead deer and we see her bloody hands, the knife she is using and the bloody innards on the ground near the animal. We see a dead deer on a snow-covered ground with blood pooled around it and a pile of intestines and tissue near it. A teenage girl drops two dead and skinned rabbits onto a table and says, "I found breakfast" while the people at the table recoil.
 A teenage girl hides in a manhole, several trucks speed over the hole and she grabs onto the undercarriage of one and rides along until she drops off and rolls along the road (she is dirty but unharmed). A man runs through traffic and is nearly struck by cars that crash together while other men chase him.
 A woman questions a man, a woman, a teenage girl and a boy while a man holding a metal pipe paces outside (it isn't clear if he has or will beat them).
 A teenage girl is startled when she sees a woman through a window looking at her. A teenage girl in an isolated cabin hears loud fluttering of helicopters, and sees bright lights surrounding the cabin and men with guns. A large plane flies overhead, and a teenage girl screams and we hear a loud rumble. A teenage girl is frightened by electronic devices whirring and buzzing and runs away.
 A teenage girl asks a man, "Did you really want me to snap your neck?" A man tells a teenage girl, "She won't stop until you're dead, or she is." A man talks about Laika, the Soviet space dog, and that she was not expected to live through her mission. A teenage girl says her mother is dead and that she "Died of 3 bullets." We hear that a man shot a woman to death. A postcard reads, "The witch is dead." A boy says that his dog died. We read medical records that list the condition of a person to be abnormal. A man reads about an animal that has "seven gallons of testicles." A teenage girl talks about a "vomitorium" a few times and a man repeats the term.
 A boy pretends to retch and we hear gagging (there's no vomit). A woman stands outside a club and the way she is standing suggests that she might have just vomited, but we do not see or hear any vomit. A woman brushes her teeth until her gums bleed. A teenage girl eats a raw egg. A man examines a blood sample through a microscope. A teenage girl trudging through a desert sees a slithering snake. A teenage girl talks about her "fungal nail infection" being back (we see her examining her toe nail, but an infection is not obvious).

PROFANITY 5 - At least 1 F-word, 4 scatological terms, 1 mild obscenity, name-calling (Kraut, lesbo, freak, mental, moron, dumb), 3 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - People (including a teenage girl) drink wine at a meal and people on a street drink what looks like beer from bottles.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Assassination, genetic manipulation, trained assassins, love, motherhood, fatherhood, survival, state secrets, friendship, lying, covering up, pity, sympathy, human characteristics, abortion clinics.

MESSAGE - Being able to adapt can help you survive.

Special Keywords: S4 - V8 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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