R Ratings and Seeking After the Good Films

Some thoughts on my standards and how I decide to see R rated movies

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I’ve talked about my views on R rated movies several times on this blog, but I feel it is necessary for me to address the subject again. Ever since I started reviewing movies regularly I get lots of questions about what I will and won’t see. Just this weekend we have Alien Covenant coming up and I haven’t decided whether I will see it or not. It is rated R for “for sci-fi violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/nudity” and Ridley Scott has said it is a “hard R”. However, I love the first 2 alien movies and liked Prometheus, so the decision to see it is far from an easy one. I could take the easy way out and refuse to see any R rated movies but that would be a cop out. There’s a difference between a film being mature and offensive. My job then…

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One thought on “R Ratings and Seeking After the Good Films

  1. Good viewpoint!

    For me, I’ll only watch an R-rated movie for any/all of the following movies:
    *I’m 90% interested in the story of the film.
    *The film is rated R for very brief moments (like The King’s Speech)
    *The film is based on a book that I’ve read (Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, etc.)

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