Paradise Now [2005] [PG-13] - 1.3.5

 
 

PLEASE HELP!

Although our site is very popular, the current economic climate has reduced our revenues just when we need extra security to prevent attacks from hackers who don't like what we do. If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member.



ASSIGNED NUMBERS

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.

 [more »]


Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

WEB LINKS

» Critics.com
» Official Site
» IMDb Listing


Two Palestinian men work together as automobile mechanics, when they are chosen to carry out a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. They spend what is to be their last evening with their families, and the next morning they set off. However, when the two men become separated, their motivations become suspect and the reality of what they were going to do become clear to them. In Arabic with English subtitles. With Lubna Azabel, Amer Hiehel, Kais Nashef, Ali Suliman and Lubna Azabal. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad. [1:30]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A man and a woman kiss. Two men talk about a woman, and one tells the other that she likes him. A man talks about water being laced with something that diminishes the quality of sperm. Women wear bikinis on a beach.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man and a woman struggle with another man who's trying to remove an explosive device attached to his chest; he gets free and runs away, the first man chases him, grabs him by the feet and pulls him down a hill. A man pulls off tape that is holding explosives on another man's chest (the man yells when the tape is pulled).
 Two men plan a suicide bombing of a large city. A man with explosives strapped to his chest considers blowing up a bus stop and a crowded bus. A man with an explosive device strapped to his chest rides in a crowded bus.
 Two men climb through a hole in a high fence, they are chased by soldiers who shoot at them, and they run. We hear gunfire and people duck as they walk along a narrow walkway. A man climbs over a rock wall, he stumbles and falls down.
 A woman walks along a road toward a military checkpoint, an armed soldier searches her bag, and others hold their guns on her.
 Three men argue over a car's bumper and one eventually uses a sledgehammer to break the bumper off the car. A man and a woman yell at each other.
 We see a video of a man and are told he is a martyr who's making a speech, that the tapes are available for purchase or rental, and that videos of collaborators before they are shot are also available. A man holds a gun and poses for a "martyr" videotape and delivers a speech about why he is doing what he is planning to do. A man talks about his father having been murdered. Men talk about wanting to kill enemy collaborators and their families.
 A man has a bloody nose after struggling with another man. Two men urinate against a tree (we hear the splatter).

PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 1 obscene hand gesture, 1 sexual reference, 4 mild obscenities, name-calling (idiot), 4 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Two men smoke a water pipe, a woman smokes a cigarette, and a man smokes a cigarette.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Martyrdom, religious war, the Palestinian and Israeli conflict, death, suicide bombing, terrorism, fear, equality, morality, indifference, oppression, occupation, racism, death of a parent, death of a spouse, fate, justice, exploitation of people's weakness.

MESSAGE - A life without dignity is worthless.

Special Keywords: S1 - V3 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

Our Ratings Explained

Tell Friends About Our Site

Become a Member


A CAVEAT: We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and some of our early standards were not as stringent as they are now. We therefore need to revisit many older reviews, especially those written prior to 1998 or so; please keep this in mind if you're consulting a review from that period. While we plan to revisit and correct older reviews our resources are limited and it is a slow, time-consuming process.




INAPPROPRIATE ADS? We have little control over ads since we belong to ad agencies that serve ads automatically; a standing order should prevent provocative ads, but inappropriate ads do sneak in.
What you can do



HOW TO SUPPORT KIDS-IN-MIND

1. 

Become a member: You can subscribe for as little as a couple of dollars a month and gain access to our premium site, which contains no ads whatsoever. Think about it: You'll be helping support our site and guarantee that we will continue to publish, and you will be able to browse without any commercial interruptions.

2. 

Tell all your friends: Please recommend kids-in-mind.com to your friends and acquaintances; you'll be helping them by letting them know how useful our site is, while helping us by increasing our readership. Since we do not advertise, the best and most reliable way to spread the word is by word-of-mouth.

3. 

Alert local & national media: Let major media know why you trust our ratings. Call or e-mail a local newspaper, radio station or TV channel and encourage them to do a story about our site. Since we do not have a PR firm working for us, you can be our media ambassadors.




Copyright © 1992- Critics. All rights reserved. "Kids-In-Mind™" and "Movie Ratings That Actually Work™" are Service Marks of Critics. For legal queries please see our Terms of Use; for comments or questions see our contact page.