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Heaven & Earth | 1994 | R | - 5.7.5

The film centers around the story of Le Ly (Hiep Thi Le), a young Vietnamese woman who must fight to save her family, her land and her soul. Tommy Lee Jones co-stars.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Several sex scenes with some nudity. A young woman is raped, and there are a couple of shots of her bare breasts. There's a close-up of a naked man sitting in his van (there's no frontal nudity).


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VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - Plenty, throughout the film: two young girls heads are blown off in a fox hole. A young woman is raped, dragged by her hair and given electric shocks. Three women are tied to a stake, covered in honey and stung by bees and snakes are put down their chests. There's a close-up of a prostitute's severed head lying near a dumpster. A man holds a gun to a young woman's head and threatens to blow it off. in another scene, he puts a gun in his mouth and tries to pull the trigger.


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LANGUAGE 5 - The F-word is used about a half a dozen times. There are also several scatological and anatomical references.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - War, rape, poverty, betrayal, divorce, mental illness, discrimination, kidnapping, suicide.

MESSAGE - Victories are not won on battle fields.

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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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