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Anna | 2019 | R | – 7.7.8

content-ratingsWhy is “Anna” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “strong violence, language, and some sexual content.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes several sex scenes and implied sex scenes including partial nudity and scenes with women wearing cleavage revealing outfits; many scenes of violence with weapons and hand-to-hand combat ending in death and blood splattering, an attempted suicide, and scenes of coercion and assassinations sanctioned by government agencies; and over 30 F-words. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.”


A woman (Sasha Luss) is persuaded to become a KGB assassin but when she realizes that the only way to leave this life is to die, she takes matters into her own hands. Also with Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, Lera Abova, Alexander Petrov, Nikita Pavlenko and Anna Krippa. Directed by Luc Besson. [Running Time: 1:59]

Anna SEX/NUDITY 7

 – A woman takes off her dress and climbs into bed with a man (we see bare breasts, abdomen and legs to the hips), and they kiss and sex is implied. A woman lying on her stomach on a table is shown as we hear a man grunting and thrusting from behind her until he climaxes (he is shirtless and we see his bare chest and abdomen to the hip and upper buttocks). A man and a woman kiss passionately and undress each other (we see him shirtless and see his bare chest, abdomen and back and she is wearing a bra and underwear that reveal cleavage, bare abdomen and legs to the buttocks): they move around a room, knocking over furniture and end up on the floor (sex is implied). A man and a woman have sex in an equipment room and we see him thrusting rapidly as he grunts and moans (we see his bare legs below his shirt tail and her bare legs at the stocking tops). A man and a woman kiss passionately and lie back on a bed and the man thrusts (we see his bare chest and abdomen). A woman enters her room and finds a man and two women having sex on her bed (we see the man’s bare chest and back, and the women wear bras and underwear that reveal cleavage, bare abdomens and legs) and the man thrusts on top of one of the women; they invite the first woman to join them (she does not).
 A woman climbs in bed with another woman and the second woman snuggles against her back and kisses her shoulder (a sexual relationship is implied). Two women kiss. A woman kisses two men. A woman hugs another woman while sitting in a chair behind her and kisses her neck and shoulder tenderly. A man and a woman kiss passionately and he kisses her chest and she stops him; they then discuss their relationship.
 A woman enters a room where a man is seated and she takes off her coat to reveal a corset, stockings and a garter (we see cleavage, her bare back and legs to the lower buttocks). A man wearing swim trunks (we see his legs to the upper thighs and the outline of his genitals and buttocks) asks two women if he can buy them a drink and one of the women says, “If you are a billionaire,” and he walks away. Two women lie in bed and one appears to be topless but is covered by a sheet (we see her bare shoulders). Several women wearing bras and underwear stand in a line as men judge them and one woman is asked to turn around. Two women wearing bikinis lie on chaises by a swimming pool (cleavage, bare abdomens, legs and backs are seen). Women in a shared apartment are shown wearing underwear and skimpy outfits (cleavage, bare abdomens, backs and legs to the upper thighs and hips are seen). A woman wears a deeply cut dress during a photo shoot and we see her cleavage and bare upper abdomen. A woman wears a strapless bra and underwear that reveal cleavage, her bare abdomen and legs to the hips. Women wear low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage at a reception. Women wear outfits that reveal cleavage, bare abdomens, bare backs, bare partial buttocks and legs during photo shoots. A woman wears a skirt that is slit to the upper thigh and we see her stockings and bare upper thighs. A woman wears a bra, underwear and stockings (we see cleavage, bare abdomen and legs, bare at the stocking tops) as she strangles a man lying on top of her in a bed.
 A woman asks another woman if she wants to have lunch first or sex. A woman talks about using another woman as a “honey trap.” A man questions a woman about her relationship with another man. A woman says, “I have a girlfriend and she is jealous.” A man identifies himself as a modeling agency scout and asks a woman in a market to come with him to Paris; she does. People talk about hiring women and there are remarks that they only “hire the ugly ones.” A man searches a woman before she enters a room and she tells him, “Any further and you will have to pay.”


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Anna VIOLENCE/GORE 7

 – A woman shoots a man in the chest twice (we see blood on his clothing). A man shoots another man twice in the chest and he falls to the floor dead. In a series of quick cuts a woman is shown shooting two men in a car, three men in a train, a man in a bathroom, and she poisons a man in a restaurant, and stabs a man in the chest (we see blood splattering, pooling and the poisoned man gags and falls out of his chair); she also shoots a man as he runs away and strangles a man as he lays in bed on top of her. A woman shoots a man in the head across a chess board; she makes another man lie on the floor and injects him with a sedative. A woman fights many men in a restaurant and they shoot back and forth at each other; the woman dives across a table and uses plates to stop several gunmen and she runs out of the restaurant with her coat and face covered with blood. A woman shoots two men in a security room (blood splatters). A woman is shot several times and falls back on the ground (we see blood on her clothing).
 An extended scene shows a woman fighting and shooting at many guards in a government building: we see many men shot with blood splattering, many men shoot at the woman, the woman fights men using a stick and kicks, and then more men with punches and flips; two men drag her on the floor and she fights them as a door closes and she struggles to get out as they continue to shoot at her. A man is pulled out of the trunk of a car and we see him with a very bloody head and face (presumably after a beating) and he is forced to give several men his pass codes at an ATM; police arrive and open fire on the people involved and one man is struck and falls to the ground, the others speed away in a car and are chased by police until the car crashes and flips over (we see the driver and a passenger with bloody head wounds). A man yells as several others hold him and it is implied that a woman cuts off one of the man’s fingers.
 A woman hits a man in the face with his camera (we see blood and a gash on his nose), she straddles him on the floor and slaps him several times as she takes pictures of him. Two women in a car argue and one slams the other’s head onto the console (we do not see wounds). Several different men and women are surrounded by men on streets, offices, a laboratory, etc., and taken away; one man drinks a vial of liquid (presumably poison) and we later hear that there were 9 people taken and we assume they were killed. A voice on a telephone tells a woman that her cover is blown and she speeds in her car to an embassy where her car is struck from the side by another car; we then see her in a room where a man asks her to deliver a message to “her people.” A woman points her gun at two men in a room and shoots with no result; several armed men enter the room and handcuff the woman. A woman enters a man’s room and he holds a gun on her (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). Many armed men move into a park and surround two men (each in a separate group of armed men).
 A man tells a woman that people working with him will violate her human rights until they get bored. A man yells at a woman and makes a fist very near her face after she spits on him (he does not hit her, but punches a table). A woman punches a heavy bag repeatedly until it bursts.
 A man opens a box in his office and jumps back when he sees a woman’s head inside the box (we see the woman’s face with a startled look and we see some red smears on the inside; it could be blood). We see a healed scar on a woman’s wrist. We see a severed finger with blood in a plastic bag and it is implied that a woman cut it off a man. A woman slashes her own wrist with a large knife and we see blood pulsating out of the wound and pooling on the floor (she does not die).
 We see a flashback to a car accident that killed a woman’s parents when she was a child (we see a truck speeding toward a car). A man talks about providing weapons to countries.


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Anna LANGUAGE 8

 – About 33 F-words, 8 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 13 mild obscenities, name-calling (playboy, young and stupid, ungrateful, junkie, idiot, vicious bustard), exclamations (shut the [F-word deleted] up, shut-up, bloody), 7 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Jesus, Christ, God Knows, Oh God). | profanity glossary |


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Anna SUBSTANCE USE

 – A woman injects a man in the neck with a sedative, and a man yells at a woman and says that she smoked “all the weed.” Two women drink champagne, people at a party drink champagne, two women drink wine with a meal at a restaurant, and a man says that they are out of booze. A woman smokes in an interrogation room, a woman smokes in an office and coughs, a woman smokes in many scenes throughout the movie, a woman smokes a cigarette in a surveillance room, and a woman smokes in her apartment.


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Anna DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – KGB, CIA, assassins, Catherine the Great, anger, life choices, trust, rules, attempted suicide.

Anna MESSAGE

 – Have faith in yourself. It’s not always easy to see who the good guys are.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.



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