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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

Jason Patric and Brad Pitt avenge themselves on abusive boy's home guards with some help from priest Robert De Niro.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Kissing, sexual innuendo, a brief glimpse of scantily clad skaters and bare breasts.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A hanging corpse, photos of dead corpses: one with a pool of blood around his head and the other has blood all over his body. A man beats a woman with a belt (we see the whipping belt but not the woman). Chases, a hot dog stand clatters down steps and crushes a man (there's blood on his forehead), two men are shot at close range with spurting blood and jerking. Threatening with guns, shootings offscreen, a few scenes of beatings (kicks, punches, hits) with resultant injuries (bloody noses, bruises, swollen eyes); a few faces look like they've been beaten to a pulp. Boys are raped in a reform school and we hear screams and see pants pulled down but not much else.

PROFANITY 8 - 30+ F-words, some scatological references, some mild obscenities, some anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Reform school, priests, revenge, murder.

MESSAGE - Revenge is sweet.

Special Keywords: S3 - V7 - P8 - MPAAR

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