Lord of Illusions

 
 

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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

Scott Bakula stars as a man caught up in a web of illusions and magic, in this film by Clive Barker.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Call girls are shown scantily clad (we see breasts and buttocks) and they dance suggestively. We see a man's buttocks and a brief shot of his hip region while fondling the girls. A kissing scene which culminates in a shirtless man caressing a woman as she undresses (although we don't see anything). They are talking and they seem naked, although all we see are shoulders and his chest.

VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - People are shot and killed, people are killed by fireballs and there's a lot of gore. Here's a brief list: A man puts his fingers through someone's temple. A growling baboon scratches a girl, leaving bloody marks. A woman's hand is deeply cut in a close-up (we see her bloody hand throughout the rest of the scene). The devil shows up as a grotesque figure with lumpy features and burning eyes. A man is found with several knives sticking out of his body; he's bloodied and wheezing. A man pulls glass from his body in long, bloody pieces (we hear squishy noises). Swords enter a man's body with thuds; there's a great deal of blood. A woman is hit by a car and we see her twisted, bloody body under the wheels. A fight culminates in an impalement. A man gets out of a grave with a bloody face minus one eye. A deformed corpse is revived. We see bloody, wriggling organs a few times and heads split open exposing mud.

PROFANITY 7 - 25 F-words, 10 scatological terms, and several milder obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Magic and illusion, resurrection, Satan, cults, reality v. fantasy.

MESSAGE - We must not be tricked into thinking fantasies are real.

Special Keywords: S5 - V9 - P7 - MPAAR

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