Playing God (1997) - Parents Guide Movie Rating

Playing God
MPA: R BBFC: 18 Maturity Rating 18+
MPAA Reason
Rated R for strong graphic violence, gore, pervasive language and some drug use.

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Sex & Nudity


A few sensual scenes and very breif nudity; nothing serious.

Violence & Gore


People get shot throughout; often very bloody with graphic bullet imapcts. One guy gets shot in the head in full view; blood splatters all over his friend. A few people are seen dead or dying often drenched in blood. After one guy gets shot, jerry-rigged surgery is performed on him. We see gruesome closeups of his wounds, as well as the main character putting his fingers and tubes in the wounds as they drip blood; very wince-inducing. During a breif surgery scene, blood squirts up out of the patient. A guy gets stabbed in the neck with a needle; some blood spurts from his wound. A man gets hit by a car; his body and head are covered with blood.



Well over 100 uses of the fuck, including 2 or 3 uses of "motherfucker". There's one use of "cunt" as well, with numerous uses of other mild and moderate language.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


The main character is a heroine addict. Other drugs are mentioned throughout the film.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


Nothing very intense other than a few minor scenes; the occasionally grisly violence may gross some viewers out.