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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

Another action juggernaut from director James Cameron, with Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a secret agent so secret his wife thinks he's boring.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - While there is no frontal nudity, apart from cleavage, there is a scene which depicts a woman doing a very arousing striptease where she fondles herself a lot. Also, one character spends all of his time trying to sleazily seduce a woman and winds up between her clothed legs.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - In all, approximately 75-100 bad guys are killed in various ways throughout the movie: People are stabbed, necks are broken, Arabs run about ablaze with flames upon their backs, women have cat fights, one woman is slapped hard across the face twice by a villain, and there are threats of extreme torture. A man is chased by machine gunners on skis and snowmobiles, and he picks off each one of them. Two men are killed in a shopping mall restroom; there's plenty of blood. A man in a jet chases down and kills a couple dozen more bad guys.

PROFANITY 7 - F-words, scatological and anatomical references, as well as sexual innuendos are used. Many misogynistic comments. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Honesty, infidelity, trust between loved ones, negative Arab stereotypes.

MESSAGE - Honesty is the best policy.

Special Keywords: S4 - V7 - P7 - MPAAR

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