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Still shot from the movie: Igor.

Igor

Every mad scientist has a subservient assistant, so Dr. Glickenstein (voice of John Cleese) has Igor (voice of John Cusack). However, this mistreated minion is tired of playing second fiddle and has his own ambitions to win the annual Evil Scientist Fair. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 87
Theater Release: 19 Sep 2008
Video Release: 20 Jan 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Igor Rated PG?


This animated film about a mad scientist’s assistant features plenty of animated violence, mostly centering on an animal character that is immortal, yet doesn’t want to live. He uses explosives, poison and other devices to try and take his life, and is constantly putting himself in danger. While no explicit gory details are seen and the actions are portrayed within a humorous context, some parents and children may be disconcerted by these portrayals and the character’s lack of respect for his life. A scatological joke and a couple of veiled sexual remarks are included, as well as the depiction of a female character showing a large amount of cleavage. An invisible man tells others he is not wearing pants. One mild expletive and about a half-dozen terms of Deity are uttered. Women are often preyed upon and used by men for their own selfish interests.

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