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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
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

Keanu Reeves stars as a futuristic information courier with too much data in his brain.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A bare-chested man in boxer shorts is shown lying in bed as a scantily clad woman leaves his hotel room. We briefly glimpse the sides of a woman's breasts. One kiss, and a couple of sexual references.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A number of people are slashed and/or bloody loose body parts are shown: a man's fingers are sliced off and we see them clearly; a man is sliced in two and as the sections of his body slide away we see what is supposed to be a cross-section of flesh, muscles and bones; a man is sliced across the throat; a man has his hands skewered to metal with a scalpel; a woman's hand is also skewered. And a woman has an arrow pierce her open mouth (bloody and very gory.) There are also a couple of decapitations (without blood but still gory). A man is electrocuted and we see open sores erupt on his body as he "melts" and fries. A man is run over by a truck. A couple of people fall to their deaths. Scenes of people dying in a hospital. A shoot-out, with some people dying from bloody wounds. A few explosions.

PROFANITY 6 - About 25 F-words, about 20 scatological terms, and many milder obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The future of technology, government conspiracies, the power of computers.

MESSAGE - Your life is more important than your career; it is OK to sacrifice one life if it will save millions.

Special Keywords: S2 - V8 - P6 - MPAAR

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