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Jason Bourne [2016] [PG-13] - 1.7.4



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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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The runaway government assassin (Matt Damon) with induced amnesia resurfaces only to be hunted down again. He teams up with another ex-operative (Julia Stiles) to avoid capture and continues to try to discover the truth about himself and his past. Also with Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Riz Ahmed. Directed by Paul Greengrass. Several lines of dialogue are in Greek, Russian and other languages with and without English subtitles. [2:13]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - In two long shots of crowd scenes a few running women wear short skirts. In two short fight scenes three men are shirtless.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A montage shows a man shoot a hooded man tied to a chair, in the head, a man choking a man with a bloody face until he dies, a man shooting a woman in the back of the head followed by her dropping dead with blood on her head, and a man shooting a rifle toward something off screen.
 A man points a gun at another man who is bound and sitting in a bathtub (we see his bloody face and blood smearing the tiled walls) and shoots him in the face at close range, killing him with some blood flow; we hear the victim pleading, "No, no, no" before the shot. A woman lying on the ground gasping after an accident it shot and killed (her eyes are open and we see a small amount of blood on her torso). A man shoots three other men and they fall dead (no blood is seen). A man shoots another man on a roof and we see some blood as he shouts in pain. A man meets with another man as agents surround the building and follow them; a man shoots all the agents in the back of the head (they fall dead without blood showing) and the first man sets off fire alarms from several nearby buildings. Two men go to a rooftop where one man shouts and shoots the other man in the leg, then puts the gun to his throat, demanding answers; he then holds the wounded man over the edge of the roof. A dead man is shown on the street face down, with a large pool of blood under the head. A man falls over the side of a building, breaks a strung cable, and hits the ground face down with some blood under his mouth. A man on a stage is shot in the arm by a man in a balcony and falls out of the frame (no blood is seen) as another man shoots at the shooter, missing, and men and women scream and run out of the room and through hallways, into the street, where other men and women scream and run. A man shoots the lock off a hotel room door and enters, handgun drawn as a man inside sits at a table with a handgun lying on it, chuckling; the first man slams the other man into a wall and holds a gun to his chest until another man with a gun enters; the first man shoots his victim and he falls against a wall, dead, with some blood on his shirt. A man shoots another man in the side (no blood is seen) and a woman shoots another man, killing him.
 Several repeats of a blurry flashback include a man blown up in his car with flames and smoke filling the background of a café and street scene; we hear women screaming as another man rushes forward and sees the man's blood flecked face and suit (we hear that the man died).
 Two men fight in a dirt circle and one man punches his opponent unconscious with one punch, while other men shout and wave betting money; the winner walks away and vomits some blood to a point below the frame. A man in an empty train car jumps and knocks out two other men entering by punching and slams their heads into walls. A man walks through streets where everything is covered with graffiti and enters a warehouse type apartment building where he confronts another man in an apartment, forcing him to decrypt a flash drive; the second man hits the first man with a metal pipe, and the second man breaks off a wooden chair leg and beats the attacker into unconsciousness. A man beats two security men in the head, leaving them unconscious and another man shoots and kills a janitor in a dark passageway. A man kills a soldier by striking him in the throat and he steals the soldier's gun. A man slams a metal door into another man's face, knocking him unconscious.
 A man follows another man into a dark passage filled with puddles and trash where they fist-fight with kicks, punches and choke holds: one man slashes with a knife, misses, and squeezes a bloody wound on the other man's side, one man uses a rubber hose to choke the other man (his mouth is now bloody), the choking man falls forward and flips the other man to the floor (choking him with his hands), he grimaces and breaks the man's neck, and then walks away (the man is holding his injured side and he has a few bloody cuts on his face and a bruise under his eye).
 Several scenes at a public square and government building in Greece include units of helmeted soldiers with shields and clubs as they hold back protestors with flags and Molotov cocktail bombs (loud shouts and slogans in Greek are heard); a police water cannon gush knocks people down, protestors throw rocks that hit nothing, men use flag poles to beat police helmets and shields and police officers hit men over the head with clubs in a long shot as small fires fill the streets and we see a few cars burning; men turn one burning car over onto its roof and we hear that Greece has declared a National State of Emergency.
 A man follows another man and a woman on foot: they split up and the man knocks two police officers off motorcycles, knocks a third officer unconscious and steals a motorbike and punches a man out as he rides past him and then rides through an open car door (ripping off the door); the man on the motorcycle picks up a woman and rushes through traffic causing several cars to crash loudly and one car drives onto a sidewalk; the motorcycle rushes up and down stone stairs while being chased by a man in a car until it slams into a wall (the driver is shown exiting the car with a drawn pistol and he runs out of the frame). A man aims a rifle at a motorcycle as it hits a wall and a passenger slams her face into the wall and falls onto her back, whimpering and gasping as the driver falls over the handlebars and a car hood, landing unconscious and with a scraped face and a few red forehead cuts. A man smashes the passenger window out of a van, gets in, and tells the driver to drive as they make plans to stop an assassination.
 A man steals an armored truck and chases another man in a small car; the car jumps over a median and over sidewalks to chase the truck as a few cars crash loudly and we see dents, police cars smash into the truck and the truck continues on until the chase car and the truck crash through about 40 cars lined up in rows three-across in a wide street, flipping vehicles in all directions, including toward the audience; the chase car and the truck crash through an underground garage, wrecking four cars with loud crashes before driving back onto the street; the car jumps a ramp and lands on the truck, the truck smashes through a casino entrance (men and women run and scream as slot machines are broken), police shoot at the truck to no avail and the driver of the truck exits and runs away. A woman in a computer lab pulls a handgun, punches a man unconscious, pours vodka onto a computer terminal, and lights it; she leaves as the computer and table ignite in large yellow flames. A man grabs a burning beer bottle from a passerby and smashes in on the sidewalk beside a light rail train (we see tall flames). Burning furniture falls from a roof and smashes an empty car on the street.
 A man says that a man must be killed in order to stop him from becoming a whistleblower. A man says that a man must be put down. A woman tells a man that a man may have to put down. A woman finds a video player with footage of her statement about putting a man down. We hear that a man was assassinated for preparing to become a whistleblower against the CIA. We hear that a man was put into a mind control program that made him an assassin. We hear that a man had been captured and tortured in the recent past and a dimly lit scene shows many long whiplash marks on his back. A woman tells a man that she will put the details of all CIA black-operations online and the man later tells her that she will get herself killed. A man tells an audience that no one will ever be watching them through their computers and cell phones. A man says that he wants out of a black ops project designed for surveillances over everyone all the time and another man threatens to ruin his business and leaves. A man tells another man, "Your father was killed because of you." A man calls another man and tells him to kill a man and a woman, and to shoot him in the hand so he looks like a victim as well. A man says about another man, "He was always gonna come for me."
 A man exits a hospital with his arm bandaged and in a sling. From the point of view of looking through binoculars, we see that someone unknown is watching a woman sitting in a parked car.

PROFANITY 4 - 1 possible but muffled F-word in a crowd scene. 2 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 6 mild obscenities, name-calling (traitor), 2 religious profanities (GD), 4 religious exclamations (e.g. Jesus Christ, Jesus, For Christ's Sake). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman uses a bottle of vodka as fuel to burn a computer, and another scene features men waving bottles of clear liquor at a warehouse boxing match.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Surveillance, advancing technology, CIA tactics, covert operations, assassins, world domination, induced amnesia, lying, manipulation, threats, control, power, greed, whistleblowers, anti-terrorism, danger, manhunts, murder, crowd hysteria, living off the grid, trust, patriotism, moral convictions.

MESSAGE - Clandestine government agencies use extreme tactics and sometimes harm their own operatives.

Special Keywords: S1 - V7 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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