Trial by Jury

 
 

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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

A juror (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer) must choose between her own safety and justice when she is told to acquit a mobster (Armand Assante) during his trial.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Pictures of nude bodies are briefly shown to jurors (it is difficult to see what is in the photos). A man tries to watch a woman dress and her bare shoulders are seen; he then nearly rips her robe from her and stares at her exposed chest. A woman is shown naked in the shower (we see her back and legs) and it is implied that she was raped. There is an extended, passionate kissing scene. A man makes overtures to another man in a prison restroom and photos of the act are shown briefly.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Many references are made to a man's murderous past. A man hits several people and threatens others. A woman is abducted and thrown around a bit; she and a young boy are threatened. A woman is shown with a bloody face, and she is then shot. Several people are shot and killed with varying amounts of blood. A man is stabbed in the neck with an ice pick (some blood is shown). Gory photos of murder victims are shown.

PROFANITY 6 - About 10 F-words, about 5 scatological references, some mild profanities, and some sexual references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Jury duty, organized crime, the Constitution.

MESSAGE - Your family comes before issues of truth and justice.

Special Keywords: S5 - V6 - P6 - MPAAR

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