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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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Violence & Gore
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MPAA Rating: R

Sean Penn is down on his luck when he gets lost in a weird Arizona town.

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A couple have sex (seen from above) with thrusting; we see his bare buttocks. A couple have sex a couple of times with the woman kneeling in front of the man but no actual nudity can be seen. A few flashbacks where sex is implied with men on top of a woman (no nudity). Sexual innuendo (including implied sexual abuse). Kissing.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A man is killed in an extended scene where he is whacked with a golf club and hit in the back and chest with an ax (his chest is split open and is bloody with the ax sticking out). A man has two fingers cut off with lots of blood (we see bleeding stumps later). A man is shot in the chest which gushes blood and a gaping wound is shown. A few men are shot with blood shown on their heads and torsos (sometimes very bloody). A bloody, twisted body on a canyon floor is seen a couple of times. A man is smacked in the head. A man is punched in the face leaving blood on his cheek. Many scenes of a man being beaten up (punches, kicks) and sometimes he's covered in blood. A man is pushed off a ledge which breaks his teeth and twists his leg. A woman is choked. Bodies are shown lying in pools of blood. Threatening with tools and guns.

PROFANITY 8 - 35+ F-words, some anatomical references, many scatological references and mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, revenge, trust.

MESSAGE - Trust no one.

Special Keywords: S7 - V8 - P8 - MPAAR

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