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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.
While some avid players might dream of the day they can step into their favorite video game, for Kable (Gerard Butler) this high-tech reality is a nightmare. Remotely controlled by a young gamer named Simon (Logan Lerman), Kable is forced to be the first-person-shooter in this violent form of entertainment created by a reclusive billionaire (Michael C. Hall). Hoping to gain his freedom, the gladiator-like pawn is desperately trying to reach "Game Over."
Why Is Gamer Rated R?
Gamer is rated R for frenetic sequences of strong brutal violence throughout, sexual content, nudity and language.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Gamer...
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
-Frequent violence, including the use of guns, weapons, and hand-to-hand combat (blood and detail shown).
- Several scenes of explicit violence depicting shootings, stabbings, fighting, burning and dismemberment.
- Depictions of gruesome deaths (blood and detail shown).
- Frequent disturbing and gory scenes.
-Use of crude sexual references and innuendo.
- Breast and buttock nudity shown in sexual and non-sexual contexts.
- Implied sexual activity and sexually suggestive scenes.
- Fondling, embracing and kissing.
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.
- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing and vulgar expressions.
- Use of ethno-cultural and sexual slurs.
Drug and Alcohol Use:
- Tobacco use
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The line between video game and sport also blurs in the film Speed Racer. A gentler, softer side of actor Gerard Butler can be seen in the movie Dear Frankie. And he plays a masked, singing villain in The Phantom of the Opera.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A
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Details on home video releases of Gamer...
Gamer comes to DVD and Blu-ray on JAnuary 19, 2009.