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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

Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as a futuristic policeman who uses time travel to protect the past from interference.

SEX/NUDITY 7 - One sex scene in which we see a man's naked derriere and limbs, a woman's breast and bare limbs (their bodies are entwined). Several passionate kisses. We see a woman fully frontally nude in a virtual reality sex scene.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - Many scenes of kicking and hitting with a variety of instruments: guns, metal bars, wooden sticks, knives and axes. A man jumps out a window and we see him smash into the roof of a car. A man's bloody face is shown after he is kicked and beaten relentlessly. A man's very bloody nose is shown after it is shoved into a window. A house blows up with a woman inside. Many people are shot to death, in the head and other critical points. Two men are electrocuted. A man's arm is frozen and then it breaks off. Two men are set on fire. A man melts into a blob of goo.

PROFANITY 6 - About a dozen F-words, and an assortment of scatological, anatomical, milder profanities and insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Corruption, time travel.

MESSAGE - Anything can be used to corrupt ends.

Special Keywords: S7 - V7 - P6 - MPAAR

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