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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

4/10

Mr. Bond appears to have sexual relations with two women. He engages one while standing against a wall. (Both are naked with critical body parts obscured.) Later, they lounge in bed. He meets the second in a casino. She's wearing a revealing dress ... and a gun. Later, Bond shows up on the woman's boat and slips, naked, into her shower as she's taking one. Kissing and making out ensues, leaving the impression that they do much more after the scene cuts.

Eve gives Bond a straight razor shave, adding to the experience touches of sensuality in the way she touches his face. The next day they exchange a sexually charged double entendre or two.

Silva also makes "moves" on James. And when the bad dude bad-mouths M, Bond quips that at least she never tied him to a chair. "Her loss," Silva says. Then he begins to stroke Bond's thighs and face, talking suggestively all the while.

The film's opening sequence, of course, features a number of lithe, stylized women writhing in time to the theme song.

Violence & Gore

7/10

A good 30 or 40 people meet their ends at the hands of Bond and Co. James fights with one on a Shanghai skyscraper, with the man eventually plummeting to his death. Another is killed when he tries to shoot 007's own gun at him: The smart gun won't allow it, and the thug is bitten from behind by a Komodo dragon and dragged into darkness, where we hear screams. Bond breaks a third's neck with his leg while underwater. We see bubble stream out of his mouth after his neck is broken. A fourth is thunked in the back with a knife. A score are dispatched through shoot-outs, massive explosions and lethal booby-traps (including some makeshift frag grenades filled with screws and nails).

Good guys get shot, too, and bloody stains spread on their shirts or hands. Men lie dead in pools of their own blood. Policemen are shot and killed. A woman is shot during a horrible test of marksmanship. Bond is forced to leave a fellow agent who's bleeding to death. A man is assassinated with a bullet to the head. An explosion sends a tube train careening wildly off the rails. Bad driving results in several accidents. Several people die in an explosion at MI6. A house blows up. A helicopter crashes.

We hear tales of torture and madness and a suicide attempt. Silva removes an upper tooth plate, turning his mangled face into a ghastly visage. Bond takes a razor to his own chest to remove telltale shrapnel from an already healed wound.

Profanity

5/10

One f-word. A half-dozen s-words. We also hear "Hell," "Damn" and the more Brit-centric profanities "Bloody" and "Buggered." Christ's name is abused twice; God's name four or five times. There's a vulgar use of "Cock."

4/10

Medical tests reveal that Bond may be addicted to alcohol and other substances. We see him pop pills (perhaps painkillers) and drink almost constantly in the Caribbeanplaying a drinking game involving a live scorpion at night, slapping some cash on the bar in exchange for access to a bottle of liquor in the morning. He accepts his trademark vodka martini, which he deems "perfect."

5/10

Many of the action and chase scenes are very intense and suspenseful. The whole climax and battle at Skyfall is very tense

A man opens his mouth and shows that all but two teeth in his upper jaw and his entire left jawbone are fake; it gives him quite a frightening and disturbing appearance.

M's death may be upsetting to many people.

25/50

Recommended for 12+

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking
Certification:
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Czech Republic:12 / Denmark:11 / Finland:K-16 (original rating) / Finland:K-12 (re-rating) / France:U / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:IIB / Hungary:16 / India:U/A / Ireland:12A / Italy:T / Japan:G / Malaysia:PG-13 / Netherlands:12 / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) / South Korea:15 / Sweden:15 (original rating) / Sweden:11 (re-rating on appeal) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / UK:12A (theatrical rating) / USA:PG-13 (certificate #47634)

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