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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
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MPAA Rating: R

Denzel Washington tries to kill a criminal who's a computer program (Russell Crowe) and now in the real-world.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A brief view of a woman's breasts. A man is "born" naked and we see his buttocks in an extended scene. We see a man's bare chest a couple of times and a computer program of a bikini-clad woman caressing herself; a man (in the same program) also caresses her. A man in a club is seen in bikini briefs after being forced to take off his suit.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - There are numerous scenes of people being killed and/or maimed in numerous ways: Men are shot (one man is shot many times in the chest and torso causing blood to splatter), two men are shown being electrocuted (they convulse and scream), a man's neck is broken, a man is strangled, a man is thrown to his death, a woman is bitten in the neck, a man is bludgeoned to death and a man's hand is blown off. There are also fist fights and prison guards beat a man with clubs. Flashbacks of a scene where a man's family is blown up and he is left without an arm. We see a thick needle go in behind a man's ear; a thick stream of blood comes out. A man cuts his finger off (close-up) and we see weird goop come out of the stump. A crime scene has blood smeared on a wall and we see brief glimpses of bloody hands and torsos. A man is nearly poked in the face with glass.

PROFANITY 6 - About 10 F-words, some scatological terms, and a handful of milder obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Computers & technology, virtual reality, serial killers and sociopaths, revenge.

MESSAGE - We may not be able to control the technology we create.

Special Keywords: S4 - V8 - P6 - MPAAR

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