Rating: PG-13 for violence including disturbing images, sexual content, language, drug references and nudity.
What it’s about: A psychological profiler faces his ugliest, most dangerous and most personal case, chasing a psychotic assassin.
The kid attractor factor: Cops and killer thriller and Tyler Perry as an action hero.
Good lessons/ bad lessons: When the chips are down, old friends will pull you through.
Violence: Plentiful, with blood, dismemberment and torture
Language: Just enough profanity for a PG-13.
Sex: More explicit than your average PG-13.
Parents’ advisory: No way this deserves a PG-13 — VERY violent, and jokey about some of the violence. Suitable for 16 and older.
Rating: R for language and some violent images.
What it’s about: A CIA agent uses Hollywood contacts to set up a fake movie that will free some Americans in hiding in Iran.
The kid attractor factor: Ben Affleck recreates a little known piece of American history.
Good lessons/ bad lessons: When you need somebody to tell a big lie and make it seem real, call Hollywood.
Violence: Non-bloody torture scenes, summary executions.
Language: Some profanity.
Drugs: Lots and lots of smoking.
Parents’ advisory: There’s little justification for this R rating. Suitable for 13 and older.