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Rating & Content Info
Why is Snowden rated R? Snowden is rated R by the MPAA for language and some sexuality/nudity.
Violence: Footage of real war explosions are seen. Characters talk about making life and death decisions from a remote location. A suicide attempt is mentioned. Weapons are seen on security guards. Hunters shoot and kill birds, which are then decapitated and cleaned. Details of a broken leg are shown. The legality and ethics of government orders and business practices are discussed including computer hacking, virtual spying and collecting private information without permission. Verbal threats and blackmail occur. Characters fear retaliation. Characters encourage a drunk man to drive.
Sexual Content: Sexual activity is depicted: back, shoulder and buttock nudity are seen while breasts are obscured, some thrusting and sounds are included. Photographs of a naked woman shown her bare breast, other details are obscured. Pole dancing is portrayed in a bar setting, as well as in an exercise class. An unmarried couple live together. Kissing and embracing is seen. Characters spy on a Muslim woman as she begins to undress. Sexual references, crude language and innuendo are included. An unfaithful boyfriend and jealous suspicions are discussed. Security scans show vague details of a naked man. Characters use an online dating site. Epileptic seizures are shown.
Language: A strong sexual expletive is used frequently and a drawing of a rude finger gesture is shown (all are in non-sexual contexts). Also included are moderate and mild profanities, scatological slang and crude words for sex and body parts.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Drinking occurs at social occasions, backyard parties and in a bar. A character is persuaded to drink too much, and becomes intoxicated. A man smokes cigarettes. Prescription medications are discussed.
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Cast and Crew
Snowden is directed by Oliver Stone and stars Shailene Woodley, Scott Eastwood, Joseph Gordon-Levitt .
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Also based on true stories: The Fifth Estate (dramatizes the life of Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblower site WikiLeaks), Spotlight (featuring the investigative work of another group of journalist) and Breach (follows the efforts to catch a traitor in the ranks of the FBI).
Edward Snowden’s disclosure of secret government information to journalist are shared in the documentary Citizenfour.