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Suicide Squad [2016] [PG-13] - 4.6.4



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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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A government official (Viola Davis) organizes a squad of imprisoned supervillains to take out forces that the military is unable to defeat. They are called into action against a supernatural pair, in exchange for clemency. Also with Will Smith, Ike Barinholtz, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Ezra Miller, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman, Karen Fukuhara and Ben Affleck. Directed by David Ayer. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in an unknown language with English subtitles and a few lines of dialogue are spoken in Japanese with English subtitles. [2:03]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A fully nude man is shown from the back and we see his bare back and buttocks briefly, and then his chest and abdomen. A woman wears an outfit that consists of tiny shorts and a tight-fitting top throughout the majority of the film (the outline of her breasts, partial bare abdomen and partial buttocks are seen along with fishnet stocking covered legs to the hips). A woman is shown sitting in a bathtub filled with dark water and reeds (no nudity is seen). A woman who transforms into a witch several times is shown wearing an outfit that reveals cleavage and bare abdomen. A woman wearing bra and panties (we see cleavage, abdomen and legs to the hips) is shown in a hospital bed (presumably dying). A woman wears a tank top and shorts that reveal cleavage, bare shoulders and bare legs to the upper thighs. Two women in a club dance together on a stage and they are shown wearing skimpy outfits that reveal cleavage, legs to the hip and partial buttocks. Several men watch as a woman dresses in a skimpy outfit with short shorts that reveal her legs to the hips, her partial buttocks, cleavage and bare abdomen.
 A man remarks about a woman dancing in a club and another man invites her to join them; she straddles the first man who seems uncomfortable, asks him if he wants her and the man talks about her being the other man's girl (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 A man performs mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on an unconscious woman and she revives kissing him. A man and a woman kiss tenderly. A woman kisses a soldier (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A woman kisses a man on the cheek. A man holds a woman floating in a vat of what is labeled "acid" and they kiss; their clothing begins to disintegrate (we see partial bare backs). A man and a woman hug and kiss and another man and woman hug and kiss. A woman locked in a cage licks the bar of the cage seductively while talking to a male guard. A man kisses another man's ring and the second man straddles the first man's lap and caresses his neck. A man makes a kissing gesture toward a woman.
 A woman makes a remark about sleeping with whomever she wants. A woman describes that a psychiatrist was falling in love with one of her patients in an institution.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A woman's chest is cut open and her heart is pulled out (we see the heart, which looks like a hairy lump). Two men attack several soldiers and one uses a cable to get away until an explosive in his neck blows his head off and we see his decapitated body dangling from the cable. A woman cuts the hand of a transformed man off and we see it separate, and then he regrows another one. A large explosive device blows a transformed man to bits (we see rubble thrown through the air).
 Many armed people fight with transformed humans that are made up of globs of what looks like coal and when they are shot or slashed they crumble like gravel; we see a few with the tops of their heads cut off, many are shot, others are stabbed with knives or swords, and some are bludgeoned with a baseball bat. Many transformed people drop into a room and fight with soldiers and other people (we see a lot of shooting and slashing, with no bloodshed); one man I stabbed in the chest and when he pulls the knife out, we see that it is stuck in a stack of paper money (he is unharmed). A man blasts two columns of fire at many transformed humans and we see a few fall over a railing in flames. A man is dragged away by several transformed humans and others hit and shoot the attackers. A woman fights a couple of transformed humans that attack her on an elevator, shooting one and beating another with a baseball bat.
 A man shoots another man during a fight and we see the injured man lying on the ground with a trickle of blood on his mouth (presumably dead). A man is shot in the head at close range in a crowded club (no blood is seen). A man is shot in the back of the head from a distance and falls dead (no blood is shown). Many costumed people with guns shoot many guards in a psychiatric prison (no blood is shown). A man throws a bladed boomerang at another man and it hits him in the head and neck presumably killing him (we do not see the injuries). A woman shoots several people in a room (no blood is shown). A basket delivered to a guard shack explodes and presumably kills the guard (we see the man fall). A man uses flames to fight a transformed man and they go back and forth with flames and one pushes his hand into the chest of the other weakening him.
 A man is surrounded by many other men and he causes a circle of flames to blast across the ground incinerating all the other men (we see the men disappear in the flames and we see this scene again on video later). We see a flashback to a scene when a husband killed his wife and children with flames when he was unable to control his temper (we see the woman motionless in his arms as flames burn around them). A woman with a sword attacks many men: we hear slashing and clanging and she slashes the throat of one man (we hear splatter).
 A large transformed man attacks many people and we see glowing tendrils shooting out of his body and toward others: we hear people screaming and later see bodies partially melted into the ground and surroundings. A man walks through a subway platform and his eyes glow and he sweats, then falls back and thrashes (like he is having a seizure); when two men come to help him, a large tentacle shoots through their bodies and they role onto the tracks as a train approaches (we later see destruction and the bodies of several people struck by the altered man, with no blood). A helicopter opens fire on many people on a rooftop; one woman dodges the gunfire and jumps to catch onto a rope hanging from the helicopter, she is shot at and then drops onto another rooftop as the helicopter crashes in the distance.
 Several armed men shoot several prison guards and a cell door is cut open freeing a prisoner. A helicopter is grabbed by a transformed man's tendril and it crashes to the ground; we see a female passenger grab a gun and open fire on transformed humans, who reach onto the vehicle and pull her out.
 A man jumps on the roof of a speeding car as a woman inside the car shoots through the roof; the car speeds off the road and into water where we see the woman lying motionless through the broken windshield and another man swims toward her; the woman slashes a knife toward the man and he punches her in the face (he pulls her out of the water and performs mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on her until she revives; please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details).
 A woman locked in a cage dangles upside down from tightly wrapped sheets and swings acrobatically until a guard electrifies the bars of the cage and she is thrown to the floor; she then charges toward the bars and strikes her head knocking herself unconscious. A man in a prison cell threatens a guard through the door; we then see the inmate strapped into a chair and held by several guards while one guard strikes him repeatedly with a club. We see a woman strapped to a chair with a tube in her nose and we understand that she is being force fed as a guard tells her that they are supposed to be keeping her alive until she dies. A man in a casino is tasered by another man and taken to a meat locker where a man with a large cleaver hacks at a piece of meat. A woman attacks a guard and she is tasered. A crocodile man attacks guards and he is shot with what looks like a dart.
 Two hands reach through a mirror and slam a man's head into it (we see the mirror shatter); the man falls back and a woman catches him and sends a stream of smoke into his mouth (we see his eyes glow). A woman falls into a deep cave and her body is occupied by a witch (we see a steam of smoke enter her mouth and the woman's eyes glow). A woman is strapped to a table and a man presses two wands to her temples and zaps her with electricity as he laughs maniacally. A disembodied heart floats in the air and lodges itself in a woman's chest (we see it glowing through her skin).
 A helicopter is shot out of the sky and it crashes to the ground (the people inside are not harmed). A woman is held with a knife to her throat. A man is held with a sword to his throat. A man holds a gun on a guard, then fires in the air, and then shoots many targets in the same spot repeatedly. Two men fight in an alley and one draws a gun to shoot the other until a young girl stands between them. Several villains are shot in the neck with an explosive device and they each flinch and complain; we see X-ray images showing a capsule lodged in the individual's neck. A woman holds a gun on a man. A man is cut out of a large bag and yells as he is shoved by several solders against a vehicle. A woman calls a man a name and he punches her in the face (she falls to the ground with no injuries shown).
 A woman pokes what is said to be a heart several times and another woman cries in pain (this happens again in a later scene). A large hunk of meat is dropped into a drain and a creature (a man with crocodile skin and pointed teeth) devours it. A woman drops into a vat of what is labeled "acid," and a man follows her, holds her and we see their clothing beginning to melt away (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). A witch turns dark gray and falls back (presumably dead). A woman peels a covering of what looks like skin off her face.
 A transformed man and a transformed woman create a giant weapon that shoots a large electrical beam into the sky and gathers a swirling cloud of rubble around it. A giant beam of energy blasts through a satellite and rips through military installations and an aircraft carrier. A woman kisses a soldier and he transforms into a creature with lumps of what looks like coal on his face (no facial features remain). A woman transforms into a witch in a meeting room and we see cups on the table shake as she disappears from the room, and then reappears (she is surrounded by a cloud of smoke and her eyes glow). Several characters put on their fighting clothes and arm themselves. A huge weapon explodes and rubble falls all around.
 A woman is shown lying motionless on a hospital bed as medical staff attend to her (they seem to be removing life support) and a man cries by the bedside. We see many weapons (knives and guns) on the floor surrounding a seated man (we do not see him use the weapons in this scene).
 A young girl tells her father, "Mama says you kill people." A man that resembles a crocodile snarls and growls in a few scenes. A man says that if he dies he wants someone to clear his browser history. We hear that explosive devices implanted in several people will be detonated if they do not do what they are told. A woman asks another woman if her scent is the "stench of death." We hear that a woman's husband was murdered and that his soul is trapped in the sword that killed him. People say, "If she dies, we die," "You die, we die," "If he dies, we die," etc., in several scenes. A man talks about having "The power of the devil." A woman says, "My head will be on a pike."

PROFANITY 4 - About 28 scatological terms, 18 anatomical terms, 16 mild obscenities, name-calling (bad [mild obscenity deleted], witch, crazy, gangbangers, self-righteous, mean, evil, patsies, bad guys, errand boy, sweetie, princess, doll face), exclamations (shut-up), 2 religious profanities (GD), 4 religious exclamations (Oh my God, God Help You, Jesus, We Were Gods to Them). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man in a lab is injected in the neck with something (could be an explosive device), and several people are injected in the neck with explosive devices. A man at a restaurant drinks from a glass of alcohol and a woman at the same table drinks a glass of wine, a woman holds what could be a bottle of beer, we see many presumably empty bottles of alcohol lined up on a floor around a seated man (we do not see him drink), a woman drinks a glass of wine, and several people toast and drink alcohol in a bar.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Meta-humans, evil, villains, love, friendship, parenting, world domination.

MESSAGE - Even really, really bad guys can do good things.

Special Keywords: S4 - V6 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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