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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
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MPAA Rating: R

When terrorists attack New York City, the army is called in and martial law declared. With Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Annette Bening and Tony Shalhoub.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - There's a scene with a nude man but nothing is really seen. Some kissing and sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Men are shot many times with bloody bullet wounds; we see a very bloody corpse. A man is shot and killed leaving a bloody torso, a man is shot many times, and a woman is shot, leaving a bloody abdomen and blood dripping from her mouth. There are a few more shootouts. A few bloody bombing victims are shown and we see one woman with a bloody arm stump. Scenes of news footage also show bloody bombing victims. There are several other bloody scenes: bloody noses, eyes and ears, a bloody temple, blood on a collar, a bloody towel, and bloody hands. Also blood splatters on blinds, and blood is seen on a windshield. A man is hit by a car (but not injured). A man is elbowed in the face. Many explosions and fires, chases, scuffles, a face slap, threatening with guns, and reckless driving.

PROFANITY 7 - About 18 F-words, many scatological references, some anatomical references and mild obscenities, one racial epithet. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Terrorism, the CIA and the FBI, martial law, racism, Arabs.

MESSAGE - We shouldn't fight terrorism with terroristic acts of our own.

Special Keywords: S1 - V6 - P7 - MPAAR

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