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Michael Collins



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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

Biopic of Irish leader and freedom fighter Michael Collins (Liam Neeson).

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Kissing, mild sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A couple of hangings, blood splattered corpses and shrouds in a morgue, men screaming while on fire; explosions, fires, a few war scenes. A few scuffles, a few beatings which sometimes result in bloody faces, some people shot in a firing range with jerking bodies and spurting blood. Bloody, post-battle wounds on some bodies, many people are shot (sometimes the same person is shot multiple times) and sometimes shot at close range. Sometimes these shootings result in blood and sometimes the blood spurts and gushes (especially one time when the back of a man's head explodes in gouts of blood and brain matter). More shoot-outs and ambushes. Chases.

PROFANITY 8 - 25+ F-words, a couple of anatomical references, a few scatological references and mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - IRA, Ireland and British rule, colonialism and revolution, friendship and betrayal.

MESSAGE - Historically, might is often confused with right.

Special Keywords: S1 - V8 - P8 - MPAAR

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