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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

A pact to secretly split a large sum of money quickly turns good friends into greedy, murderous enemies. Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Brent Briscoe, Bridget Fonda, Jack Walsh, Chelcie Ross, Becky Ann Baker and Gary Cole co-star. [2:01]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - We briefly see a pregnant woman's bare stomach and breasts.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - Lots of threatening with guns and lots of shots are fired; three men and a woman are shot and killed (we see lots of blood on and around them). It's implied that a man shoots and kills himself. A man is hit on the head with a tire iron; later, he's suffocated and then placed on a snowmobile that's driven into a river. We see a bird pecking a corpse's face; birds also peck a man's forehead and we see a slightly bloody cut. Several punches are thrown, and we see some blood on people's faces.

PROFANITY 8 - About 25 F-words, several anatomical references, lots of scatological references and many mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Dishonesty, deception, greed, murder, theft.

MESSAGE - When you deceive others, chances are you'll be deceived at some point.

Special Keywords: S5 - V7 - P8 - MPAAR

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