Parker [2013] [R] - 6.8.10

 
 

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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 thief (Jason Statham) undertakes a heist for individuals with connections to high-powered gangsters. When he refuses to participate in their next big score, they attempt to kill him, but he survives and goes after them to make them pay. Also with Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce, Clifton Collins Jr., Bobby Cannavale, Patti LuPone, Carlos Carrasco, Micah A. Hauptman, Emma Booth and Nick Nolte. Directed by Taylor Hackford. [1:58]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - We see a man and a woman standing in a shower together (we see her bare shoulders and her bare breast from the side and we see his bare shoulder, chest and back) and they kiss (sex is implied).
 Young women are shown changing into bikinis in a tent with a man peeking inside to see them (we see bare breasts, abdomens, legs and backs). A woman is shown wearing bikini bottoms and we see her bare breasts and back as she pulls on a short robe. We see a painting of a woman wearing a dress that reveals her bare breasts. Young women are shown wearing low-cut evening gowns that reveal cleavage during a beauty contest and we see men in the audience leering. A man wearing a hospital gown swings his legs over the side of the bed and we see under the gown in heavy shadow (part of his upper legs are seen). Women wear low-cut dresses and tops that reveal cleavage in several scenes. A man is shown wearing boxer shorts and we see his bare back and chest. A man strips the clothing off another man and we see him wearing boxers and a T-shirt. We see several bare-chested men standing outside a nightclub. A woman wears a bikini top and shorts that reveal her bare shoulders, abdomen, back and legs. A woman is shown sleeping and wearing a spaghetti strap top that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders.
 A man pulls on a woman's blouse to unbutton it while holding a gun on her; she flinches and spits in his face and he threatens to rape her and then shoot her. A man tells a woman to take off her clothes (to check for a wire), she drops her dress and he examines her (we see her wearing a bra and panties and cleavage and a part of her buttocks are visible).
 A woman kisses a man and he interrupts her saying that they have work to do. A man and a woman kiss. A man and a woman hug and kiss in a few scenes. A woman jumps into a man's arms and wraps her legs around his waist.
 A man makes a crude remark to a woman about where she holds her coffee while driving and she makes a crude retort. A man makes several suggestive remarks to a woman and appears to be flirting with her, but she rebuffs him each time. A woman flirts with a man and talks about being divorced.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A man stabs another man in the shoulder (we see blood on his shirt), the two men fight throwing each other around the room, one tries to garrote the other using a cord, but the man frees himself and they continue to punch and throw each other, and one man is wrapped in a clear shower curtain (we see blood smeared on the curtain as he is suffocated) until he falls on the floor; he gets up and swings a toilet tank lid hitting the other man in the head and causing him to fall and strike his head on the corner of a bathtub (we see the man lying on the floor). A man stabs another man through the back of the neck (we see the blade push through the front and we see blood pooling under him). A man stabs another man in the chest and turns the knife (the man moans and leans forward). Several men in a moving car pull guns on one of the men in the car, the man elbows one of the gunmen in the face (we see his nose bleeding), grabs the gun of another gunman causing him to shoot the driver (we see the driver with blood on the side of his head and a splatter on the windshield) and slams the gun into the face of the gunman holding the gun (we see a bloody gash on his face); another gunman shoots the man in the shoulder and we see blood on his shirt as he climbs out of the car window and rolls on the street (we see him with many bloody scratches and gashes).
 Two men struggle over a knife when one is stabbed through the hand (we see the blade pass through the hand and we see blood), and they continue to struggle, and they stumble onto a balcony and over the railing; one man hangs from the other man's leg and then falls many stories (we hear him yell and then hear a thud), and the man with the knife in his hand pulls the blade out slowly (we see his hand bleed some more). Two men fight and one stabs the other in the shoulder (we see blood); they continue to fight until one is grabbed by the arm and the other breaks his neck, and then shoots him in the head (blood sprays). A man shoots three men lying on the floor in the back, and then shoots them each again and we see blood spraying from their wounds. A man shoots another man in the leg (blood spurts from the wound), and then shoots a third man in the side (blood spurts from his wound and he moans) and the first man in the other leg (he falls to the floor). A man shoots another man in the leg and blood spurts from the wound and runs down his pant leg. A woman shoots a man several times (we see bloody holes in his chest). A man kicks an injured man lying on the side of a road, and then shoots him and pushes him into a pond (the man started out bloody from previous injuries). A man holds a gun to a woman's head, he pulls the trigger and it does not discharge; another man then shoots the man in the head (we see a bloody bullet hole and blood spray on a door behind him). We see two men dead in an office (one with a bloody head and the other with a knife sticking out of his throat) as a man with a gun enters a room and shoots a man seated at a desk (we see the gun flash but do not see the outcome).
 A man with a shotgun pops up through a floor vent and hits a security guard in the legs with the gun, and then hits another guard in the head while another man holds a gun to another guard's head and says, "I'll blow your head off." A man points a gun at another man's head and threatens him; he then binds and gags him and another man. A man holds a gun to a woman's head and forces her into a house where he then hits her in the face (she falls off a chair and onto the floor). A man presses a gun to another man's head and squeezes his throat. A man breaks into a house and walks through looking for someone; a woman upstairs hears a noise, grabs a knife and climbs out the window, runs to her car and speeds away. A man holds a gun on three other men lying face down on the floor. A man pulls on a woman's blouse to unbutton it while holding a gun on her; she flinches and spits in his face and he threatens to rape and then shoot her.
 Many bales of hay are set on fire behind a performance stage, the curtains catch fire and propane tanks explode causing people on stage to be thrown and others to run screaming (we hear that one man was killed in the blaze). Fireworks go off inside a crowded room and people run out screaming (we do not see anyone injured).
 A man fights with two other men using punches and kicks and holds one of them on the floor under a barstool until another man enters the room and shoots at the man who runs away unharmed. A man with a fire extinguisher hits another man in the leg and then hard in the head leaving him unconscious. A man punches another man in the stomach and he bends over moaning. A man grabs a nurse around the throat and holds him until he passes out (he is left unconscious). A man grabs a woman by the hair and yells at her. A security guard has a panic attack during a robbery and hyperventilates and holds his chest. A man yells at a woman and strikes her in the face. A man raises his hand to hit a woman but does not. A man tells another man, "If she moves shoot her."
 We see an unconscious man lying on the side of a pond and three people pick him up and carry him to a truck (we see him with bloody wounds and we then see him in the hospital recovering). We see a man's back covered with scars. A man has bandages on his throat where a tracheotomy was performed and he uses a device to speak by pressing against his neck. We see a puddle and a trail of blood on the ground leading to a blood-covered man sitting on the ground; a dog tracks blood into a house. We see a woman stitching up a wound on a man's hand and we see the rough stitches.
 Thieves force several people in an office to the floor and they tie their hands behind their backs while threatening them with guns. A man breaks into a motel room and steals guns and some clothing. A man steals several cars throughout the movie.
 A woman and her adult daughter argue in several scenes. A man tells a woman "everybody steals." We hear police officers talking about a man having been shot 3 times. We hear people screaming while riding amusement park rides.

PROFANITY 10 - About 67 F-words and its derivatives, 12 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 6 mild obscenities, name-calling (playboys, wannabes), 5 religious profanities, 13 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man injects himself with a Demerol IV and lies back on a stretcher inside an ambulance. People are shown drinking beer at a cookout, people drink alcohol inside a nightclub, a wine bottle along with a glass and vials of prescription medications are shown on a bedside table next to a bed where a woman sleeps, a woman guzzles a glass of wine, several people at an auction are shown holding champagne glasses (we don't see people drinking), and a woman drinks wine in a couple of scenes and she says, "I drink too much." A woman smokes a cigarette.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Robbery, family, divorce, death of a spouse, chaos, following through, following rules, society, civilization.

MESSAGE - Even thieves should follow some rules.

Special Keywords: S6 - V8 - P10 - MPAAR

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