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Still shot from the movie: Freakonomics.


Based on the best-selling book Freakonomics by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner, this documentary takes a satirical look at a variety of subjects from an economic perspective. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 85
Theater Release:
Video Release: 18 Jan 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Freakonomics is rated PG-13: for elements of violence, sexual/nudity, drugs and brief strong language.

Director: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock
Studio: 2010 Magnolia Pictures

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Why Is Freakonomics Rated PG-13?

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