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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: PG-13

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are an unlikely crime-fighting duo in this comedy/action flick. Co-starring Elizabeth Pena, Tom Wilkinson, Philip Baker Hall, Mark Rolston, Tzi Ma, Rex Linn, Ken Leung, Chris Penn and Julia Hsu.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Some sexual innuendo. A man accidentally puts his hands on a woman's clothed breasts.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Lots of fights; many people are kicked, punched, elbowed, etc. A man repeatedly tries to hit another with an axe. Lots of threatening with guns and lots of shoot-outs: many people are shot, and we sometimes see some blood on their clothing. A man shoots two others and blood sprays on a girl's clothing. A man falls from a very high ceiling beam into a small pool and presumably dies; another man falls and lands on a flag, uninjured. A man jumps out of a moving car, which explodes seconds later, and he gets some bloody cuts on his hands and face. A building explodes while many people are inside. Two men fall through boards on a catwalk and are nearly run over when they land on the ground. A man is nearly crushed between two dumpsters. A girl punches a man who's trying to grab her; as she's running away from him, she's snatched by a man on a motorcycle and pushed into a van. Explosives are strapped to a girl and a man threatens to set them off. Some reckless driving and car crashes; in one scene, a van is driven into the side of a building.

PROFANITY 5 - One F-word derivative, lots of anatomical and scatological references, lots of mild obscenities and some insults and racial slurs. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Kidnapping, organized crime, law enforcement, friendship, keeping promises.

MESSAGE - The good guys always win, though they sometimes get sidetracked along the way.

Special Keywords: S1 - V6 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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