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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

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Overall: C
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 106
Theater Release: 11 Jul 2001
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Rated PG-13?


Overall: C
While the animation in this film is often stunning, the under-developed characters and graphic violence make this a questionable choice for families.

Violence: C-
Includes numerous scenes of cities destroyed by war and left desolate with bodies/skulls lying in the streets, people shoot invading phantoms with high powered weapons, character is chastised for risking the lives of others but feels no remorse for actions, phantoms and humans are killed in battle, tranquilizer gun is used on person, human undergoes life-threatening surgery, repeated dream scenes include battles, explosions, fire and at least one scene of imagined falling, phantoms kill humans by pulling their spirit out of their body, phantoms explode when hit during battle, weapons aimed at commanding officer, person is shot with what seems to be tranquilizer gun, shots are fired and fighting takes place between soldiers while on aircraft, leader attempts to intimidate council, man talks about death of his wife and daughter, military coup is staged, phantoms attack city, soldiers are killed, blood shown on hand and face of soldier, city explodes from within, vehicle crashes and injures one occupant, soldiers fight with phantoms using guns, soldiers surrounded and killed by phantoms, man shoots glass window then jumps through, high-powered laser weapon used to fire on phantoms and humans, city implodes, character sacrifices life for another character.

Sexual Content: A-
Brief discussion of a couple’s former relationship, hugging and kissing between unmarried friends.

Language: C+
At least: 15 mild profanities, 5 moderate profanities and 3 terms of Deity used as profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B
One scene includes man drinking while reminiscing about wife and child, man is offered medical drugs following injury.

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