The Last of the Mohicans

 
 

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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

Contemporary telling of the 1826 James Fenimore Cooper novel filmed as a series of attacks, captures and rescues over mountain ridges, white-water rapids, waterfalls and through woods.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Some cleavage. Native American men are shown in their natural garb of loin cloth type pants, exposing some side view behinds. A very passionate kiss between two characters.

VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - Ultra brutal: Violence is a primary theme. Opening scene shows a deer being tracked and killed, but reverentially. A regiment of English soldiers is slaughtered by a Huron Indian war party, complete with bludgeonings, scalpings, stabbings, throat slashings, and shooting. The colonial occupants of a cabin are lying dead. Bodies are bloody and burned. One officer's heart is cut out of his chest and held up for display. A soldier is burned at the stake; he is finally shot in the head to put him out of his misery. A number of people end up falling off a cliff.

PROFANITY 2 - Several mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - War, colonization, freedom, the rule of law vs. survival.

MESSAGE - Love conquers all. He who lives by the tomahawk, often dies by the tomahawk.

Special Keywords: S2 - V9 - P2 - MPAAR

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