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Valkyrie [2008] [PG-13] - 1.7.5



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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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Based on a true story: During WWII a Nazi officer (Tom Cruise) comes to realize that his ideas about the future of Germany and how war is waged are completely dissimilar to the military culture of the Third Reich. He becomes convinced that the only solution is to assassinate Adolph Hitler and reclaim the military from the SS. Also with Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Thomas Kretschmann, Terence Stamp and Eddie Izzard. Directed by Bryan Singer. [2:00]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A husband and a wife kiss in a few scenes. A man and a woman kiss passionately.
 A man is shown bare-chested. We see a statue of a nude woman (bare breasts are visible).

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man is shot in the chest by a firing squad, another man is shot in the back, and another in the chest. Several men are shown being hung (we see them dangling motionless and slightly blue tinged). A man shoots himself in the head (blood splatters). A man is shot in the arm (blood drips down and off his hand). Men shoot at each other.
 Military planes fly over a large group of soldiers, they begin dropping bombs and shooting, and we see men thrown and some have bloody wounds; a man gets in a vehicle and tries to drive away, the vehicle is blown over and he is thrown (we see him lying on the ground with bloody wounds but alive).
 A bomb explodes in a meeting room where many men are gathered (we see men being propelled through the air and rubble falling).
 We see a man in a hospital with bandages on his face and hands (we hear that he has lost one eye, a hand has been amputated and fingers were blown off the remaining hand).
 We hear bombing raid sirens blare, people rush to a shelter, we hear loud rumbling and lights flicker. Soldiers are shown scrambling and arming themselves in a couple of scenes. We see many soldiers in trenches with weapons. An explosive device is planted in a bottle of liquor and taken onto a plane (it does not blow up).
 A man tells another man that he should shoot himself. A man yells at two men and threatens to have them arrested. Men argue in several scenes about how to do away with Adolph Hitler. We hear that there were 15 attempts on Hitler's life and that he eventually committed suicide. A man talks about someone being hanged for treason. We read that many men have been executed.
 Two soldiers hold another man at gunpoint. A man puts a cyanide capsule in his mouth but does not bite down.
 We see a man with a missing eye (we see his badly scarred empty eye socket), we see a glass eye in a box in a couple of scenes and we see a man put the glass eye in the eye socket in a couple of scenes (we see this from behind). We see a glass eye in a sink. A man cuts himself shaving (we see blood on his neck and later on his shirt collar). A man kills a mosquito on his hand using a lit cigarette (we see the insect shrivel).
 A man worries about the safety of his family. Children play fight with wooden swords.

PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 1 sexual reference, 2 anatomical terms, 4 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for Italians, name-calling (pig), 2 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - People smoke and drink alcohol at a club, a man smokes a cigarette, another puts out a cigarette on the ground, two men smoke cigarettes, and many people smoke cigarettes throughout the movie. A man is given a gift of a bottle of liquor.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The Nazis, Adolph Hitler, unconditional obedience, Benito Mussolini, torture, starvation, mass execution, change, the Holocaust, honor, consequences, redemption, socialism, Richard Wagner, judgment, indecision, dissenters, treason, failure, assassination, principles, respect, success.

MESSAGE - Adolph Hitler was an evil person, and even some Nazi officers were willing to assassinate him to save Germany and the world from his legacy.

Special Keywords: S1 - V7 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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