Saving Private Ryan

 
 

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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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Violence & Gore
Profanity
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MPAA Rating: R

Tom Hanks stars in this acclaimed WWII movie as seen through the eyes of director Steven Spielberg. Co-starring Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon, Ted Danson, Paul Giamatti, Dennis Farina, Joerg Stadler, Max Martini and Dylan Bruno.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - There are three major battle scenes with lots of explosions and fires. Many people are shot and killed, usually with spurting blood, and many bodies fly through the air and are blown to pieces. A man's head is blown off. We see many bloody arm and leg stumps, a man's face is shot away and many men catch on fire. A man carries his severed arm while we see his bloody stump, and a man is shown dragging another man whose missing half his body. A bullet goes through a man's eye (with lots of blood). A man has a very bloody torso with a few bullet holes and blood is pouring out of his mouth. Blood is also evident on faces, torsos and hands and we see a few very bloody, disemboweled men. Many men have blood pouring out of their mouths and there are many shots of blood spurting and splattering. A field hospital is shown (we see lots of bloody bandages and wounds); also lots of corpses are seen throughout film, including burned ones. A man slowly stabs another man. A group of men beat up another man and during a fistfight one man bites another's fist until it's bloody. A lot of bloody puddles and water are seen.

PROFANITY 7 - About 19 F-words, many mild obscenities and scatological references and some anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - War, friendship, death, the military and military folly.

MESSAGE - War is hell.

Special Keywords: S1 - V9 - P7 - MPAAR

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