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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

Mel Gibson turns the table on his son's kidnappers when he offers the ransom money as a bounty on the kidnappers' head.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Kissing, a man and woman kiss in bed and he s naked (we see a brief glimpse of his behind as he climbs into bed).

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Scuffles, stalkings, chases, reckless driving. Fights and a couple vicious beatings with blood and bruises on face and neck. Some people are shot with a lot of blood. Many spurting, gushing wounds, a lot of blood smeared across faces, necks and on clothing. Bloody corpses with some puddles of blood, a corpse has a leg twisted at a broken angle. A boy has scratches, bruises and a little blood on his leg and face. Threatening with guns, a fight in traffic has people hit by cars.

PROFANITY 7 - 25+ F-words, many scatological references, some mild obscenities and some anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Kidnapping and paying a ransom, wealth, law enforcement, marital and parental relationships.

MESSAGE - It's better to call the shots and be in control even when it's painful.

Special Keywords: S2 - V8 - P7 - MPAAR

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