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Ninja Assassin [2009] [R] - 3.10.6



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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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A clan of warriors takes in orphans and trains them to be ruthless assassins. When one boy grows to adulthood, he questions the leader and acts against the clan, and soon he has to fight his former comrades. With Rain, Naomie Harris, Ben Miles and Rick Yune. Directed by James McTeigue. [1:39]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A young man and a young woman kiss tenderly and she puts his hand on her chest.
 A woman wearing a very short skirt (bare thighs to the hip) sits next to a man on a sofa and caresses his chest. A young woman places her head on the chest of a young man, and then he places his head on her chest (they are both clothed and it is a tender encounter).
 A man is bare-chested and his pants sag a bit to reveal the top of his bare buttocks. A man opens his shirt to reveal his bare chest and a tattoo. A man lies in bed wearing only boxer shorts (bare legs, chest and arms are seen). Young boys are shown bare-chested in many scenes. A man is shown bare-chested in many scenes. A bare-chested man lies on a bed. A woman wears a tank top that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders. A woman wears low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in several scenes. We see a woman showering (bare shoulders are seen).
 A man tells a woman that, "You are the most attractive researcher I have ever worked with." A man tells a woman to take off her clothes and shower (nothing sexual is implied).

VIOLENCE/GORE 10 - An attack by many men with swords and knives and throwing stars is shown: A man's head is cut in half from ear-to-ear (we see the top slide off and see blood and tissue as the body falls to the floor), another man is pulled to the ceiling by a chain around his foot and he falls back to the floor in a puddle of blood and tissue, another man is cut off at the knees (we see the legs separate and a lot of blood pours), a man is cut in half from the shoulder down (we see the body separate and blood pours from the wound), several other men are struck repeatedly by throwing stars (blood flows all around the room), another man's hands are cut off (we see bloody stumps) and then his head (we see the separation and blood), and we see blood on a sword blade as it is raised toward a man who is covered in blood (we hear a schwing and crunch but do not see the man being struck).
 A man with a sword swings at a woman, she ducks, the sword is wrapped with a chain flung by another man and the two men fight while the woman shoots a gun at one of them (many sword and knife strikes land and blood spurts and sprays, and one man is stabbed through the head and lies dead in a large pool of blood).
 Two men with swords fight, several others join in, one man's leg is cut off, one man is stabbed through the chest (we see the blade come out through his back and blood pours), one man is slashed across the chest, one man is stabbed in the head and one in the chest, and a man is shot in the head and blood explodes from the wound.
 A woman swings a sword at a man, he pulls out a knife and they fight with rapid movements and so not much is discernable -- we later see a dismembered body spinning inside a washer and blood seeps down the front of the machine.
 A man with a chain with a knife at the end of it fights with many men with swords: one man is cut across his eye and face (blood pours), one man is cut across the chest, others are cut and blood sprays, one man is struck in the chest and arms by many throwing stars (we hear them stick into him and see blood spray) and he falls back off the roof of a tall building and lands in water that quickly turns red from his blood.
 A young woman with a stick stands over a wounded man on the ground after a fight (he has bloody wounds and she has a blood-spattered face), another man tells her to cut the wounded man, she refuses, and the man uses the blade to cut the young woman's face (we see a large slash across her cheek).
 A man with a knife stabs another man in the neck (blood pumps from the wound), one man strikes the other in the face, and they fight: one man is stabbed in the leg and the arm (blood spurts and pours from the wound) and he punches the other man, and one man's head is slammed into a toilet bowl repeatedly until we hear a loud crunch (both men are covered with blood).
 Inside a dark compound many men with guns search for signs of intruders: they are attacked by men with swords, many men are slashed (blood spurts and sprays), many men are shot (blood spurts and sprays), a man is strung up by the neck (blood pours), and a man is slammed into a wall and blood explodes from his head. Many armed men shoot many men with swords as they attack a compound: many men are struck (blood spurts and sprays), an RPG is fired into the compound (many men are thrown by the blast), and many men are slashed with swords (a lot of blood pours).
 A man is slashed on the back by another man and thrown through a wall, he gets up and the two men fight with swords: they move behind an opaque wall and continue to fight, blood splatters on the wall and we see a bright red spray, one man is cut on the back and blood sprays, he falls to his knees, one man is shot twice by a woman who is then stabbed through the back and out the chest (she falls to the floor), one man is slashed repeatedly (blood spurts and sprays and he moans) and then stabbed down through the shoulder (blood springs from the wound) and he falls over dead.
 A man cuts another man's fingers off (we see the bloody stumps), the man then pulls a knife toward the other man's throat and we see it slowly penetrate his skin, blood pours from the wound and falls limp.
 A man with a sword fights many other men with swords: we see limbs being lopped off (blood pours), many stars are thrown, blood splatters, and many punches and kicks are thrown and land. We see many dead, blood-soaked bodies after a fight and severed body parts are strewn on the ground.
 A slow motion sequence shows sheets of blood from wounds during a fight between and man and many other men: one man is cut in half at the waist (we see the parts separate), and one man is thrown from several floors up and lands with a splat on the ground (we see a bloody patch on the ground by his head).
 A man attacks another man who is about to attack a woman: he stabs him many times in quick succession, and blood sprays and floods from the wounds.
 Two men fight with sticks while others watch: one man is knocked to the floor, one man is struck in the legs and falls, one man is kicked in the chest and falls back onto the floor, one hits a flaming ball that then strikes the other man in the face, one man is struck on the head several times (we see a bloody gash on his head) and one man strikes the other in the abdomen using his fingers (the man screams in pain repeatedly).
 A man is tied to a pole, another man pushes his hand deep into his abdomen (the man spits out blood and tissue), the man pushes his hand in again (more blood) and then one more time.
 A man is tasered numerous times, he moans and twitches, he is held with a cable around his neck and is tethered to the wall of a compound. A blindfolded young man with a chain and a knife fights a man with a sword; the chain is wrapped around the man's foot and he is thrown to the floor. Two men fight with swords, punches and kicks. A man is tied up with ropes and dragged into a room where another man talks to him and kicks him in the head. Two men drive their fingers deep into each other's abdomens and they both scream and spit blood and tissue.
 Two boys fight: one is knocked to the ground and punched until his face bleeds (we see the attacker with a bloody fist and hear a crunch). A man whips the bottom of a boy's feet with a bamboo reed (we see blood lashes open on his feet and we later see his feet covered with blood and he whimpers).
 A young woman is tied to a pole, many young men and men stand around her, and one man with a sword approaches her and drives the sword into her chest (we hear a crunch hear her moan and see her head fall forward).
 A man is struck by a car, thrown into the air and lands on the street moaning; another man stands over him holding a sword and preparing to stab him, but a car strikes the man with the sword and he is thrown.
 A man pulls a throwing star out of his abdomen (we see a very bloody wound and hear squishing as it is pulled out). A large wound closes up while we watch and we hear squishing. A man cuts his own hand with a knife (we see the open wound and it is red). A man has a scar across his eye and face and his eye is completely white. A boy is shown with multiple scars on his back and chest. A boy lies on the ground after a fight and we see blood on his face and body. A man gets a tattoo on his back: we see the instrument jabbing into his skin, we hear squishing, the ink being used is bright red and looks like blood and the man being tattooed moans and complains of the pain. A man opens his shirt to reveal a scar on his chest. A wounded man lies on a bed and we see many large cuts and bruises all over his face and torso.
 A woman in a car sees shadows, she screams when a knife slams through her car windshield, she speeds through a parking garage, shoots a man on her roof (blood splats), many throwing stars are thrown (we see the car later with many throwing stars sticking out of the hood and body), she speeds and crashes into another car (she's OK). A man jumps from a tall building, lands hard on scaffolding, jumps again and climbs across and through the building framework, and then jumps onto the hood of a van and falls to the ground (he seems OK). Many men chase a young woman through woods: we see her with bloody wounds, bound and gagged and being dragged through a building while she screams.
 A man holds a gun under the chin of another man and threatens to kill him. A man with a gun leaves his house, fires the gun and the scene goes black (we understand that the man was killed but do not see the death).
 A young woman is shown locked in a bamboo cage (it is apparent that she has been there for a while without food or water). A young woman, bound and gagged is pushed to her knees and a man is told to kill her (he does not). A man does push-ups on a bed of nails (we see no punctures or blood). A man grabs a woman's arm in a dark parking garage, she gasps and pulls away in fear.
 A man is chased through a busy street, he runs into a moving car, other men dodge oncoming cars, and the cars swerve and some crash together.
 A man asks another man, "Do you remember the sound she made when I stuck her?" We hear about an "Akuza massacre" and the assassinations of officials. A woman says, "They steal children and turn them into assassins." A young man tells a young woman, "He will cut your heart from your chest."
 A man practices with swords and a chain with a knife at the end of it, swinging, jumping and slashing. A man practices with throwing stars (we hear loud thuds when they strike their inanimate targets).
 A man urinates (we see the stream and hear a trickle).

PROFANITY 6 - About 13 F-words, 6 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (wackjobs), 4 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man smokes a cigarette in a couple of scenes, a woman smokes a cigarette, and a man smokes a cigar.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Myths, Ninjas, assassination, mental instability, orphans, knowing who you are, fear, pain, weakness, family, betrayal, grief, weakness, using one's senses.

MESSAGE - Life is a gift.

Special Keywords: S3 - V10 - P6 - MPAAR

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