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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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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

Four women begin robbing banks in an effort to get enough money to better their lives.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Sexual innuendo, kissing, scantily clad women (including a lesbian couple). There are two separate scenes where a naked man is thrusting on top of a naked woman (all we see is the man's back). A man and woman kiss and rub oil over each other as foreplay; we see the bare buttocks of each one and then we see thrusting.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Scuffles, fighting, threatening with guns. A man is shot with some blood, a teenage boy is shot many times by the police with jerking and blood and blood gets on the shirt and hands of his sister. Two shoot-outs with many people shot and killed with a lot of blood (smears and close-ups of bloody wounds) and jerking of bodies. After a woman is shot there is blood on her chest and blood smeared on the floor under her. A few armed robberies, reckless driving with car crashes.

PROFANITY 9 - 50+ F-words, one obscene gesture, many mild obscenities, many scatological references, many anatomical references, a few racial slurs used by African-Americans about other African-Americans. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Bank robberies, sexism, law enforcement, friendship.

MESSAGE - Two wrongs do not make a right.

Special Keywords: S4 - V8 - P9 - MPAAR

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