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Total Recall

Bored with his life, Douglas Quaid (Colin Ferrell) decides to take a chemically induced virtual vacation. But before the serum is even injected, a surprise attack unexpectedly invokes the fighting reflexes of a super spy. Even though he cannot remember where he learned such deadly skills, he still finds himself on the run while trying to sort out reality from fantasy. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 118
Theater Release: 02 Aug 2012
Video Release: 17 Dec 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Total Recall Rated PG-13?


Violence: Numerous characters are shown with bloody head injuries. A man is entrapped in a rope-like constraint. Characters fall or jump from heights. Buildings and transportation devices are blown up. Frequent and explicit violence often involves gunfire and weapon use. Characters are chased, threatened, beaten and some are shot at point blank range. Dead bodies are frequently portrayed. A man is choked and repeatedly punched during a fight with a woman. A man uses a piece of broken bottle to cut an object out of his hand. Characters are involved in a car chase that results in several accidents. A man is stabbed. Female characters engage in a brutal fistfight.

Sexual Content: A couple is shown in their underwear. Couples kiss. A prostitute reveals her enhanced bosom in a brief scene of full frontal nudity. Exotic dancers are shown in a bar. Some sexual references are included.

Language: A strong sexual expletive is used along with dozens of scatological slang terms. Other course language includes profanities, terms of Deity and vulgar anatomical terms.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters engage in a mind-altering activity. Men drink in a bar and one of them confesses to drinking too much.

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