The Mask of Zorro

 
 

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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: PG-13

Anthony Hopkins is the retired Zorro who trains Antonio Banderas to be the new Zorro.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Kissing and some sexual innuendo. Some scenes with suggestive dancing. A woman is shown scantily clad, and we get to see a few naked male buttocks.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - Many scenes of threatening with guns and a few explosions and fires. Some people are shot and killed throughout the film, but usually without blood. A man shoots himself, a man is pushed through a window and a man is thrown down some steps leaving blood on his temple. A head and hand are shown floating in jars. A decapitation takes place (off screen) and a man is strangled -- his neck breaks audibly. People are whipped in a few scenes and a man is hit repeatedly in the head with steel balls until he spits out his teeth. A small, bloody cut is seen on a neck and cheek, and we see a bloody forehead and a bloody bandage, a bloody sleeve, a bloody bag and a bloody necklace. A man's mouth is bloody after he is shot and killed. Lots of scenes of swordplay. A man pokes another in the neck with his sword in an extended scene and a man is impaled on a sword: we see his bloody mouth and teeth and the bloody sword poking out his back. A bucking horse runs through some people and kicks someone off, and a man is kicked by a horse. Two men are knocked off their horses by branches. There are many face punches and kicks, some chases and falls.

PROFANITY 2 - Some mild obscenities, and an anatomical reference. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Politics, oppression, revenge, kidnapping, parenthood.

MESSAGE - Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Special Keywords: S3 - V7 - P2 - MPAAPG-13

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