Family Film Guide: 'Skyfall'

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Rated: PG-13.

Suitable for: High school students and older.

What you should know: This is Daniel Craig's third time as James Bond. He is drawn into the fallout from an unprecedented security breach, which sheds light on M's background and his childhood. It introduces new characters and says goodbye to some old ones.

Language: One f-word, at least two uses of "Christ" and maybe a half-dozen milder words.

Sexual situations and nudity: A man and woman are shown kissing in bed, and later a couple cozily share a shower behind steamed-up glass. Some banter could be read as containing double entendres.

Violence/scary situations: Lots, with breathless chases, a fight atop a speeding train, falls fatal and otherwise, deadly exchange of gunfire, dying or dead bodies, a spectacular public transportation accident, killer explosions, an enormous fire and grim encounter with a Komodo dragon. The movie also dramatizes the death of a franchise stalwart.

Alcohol and drug use: Characters are shown (not always drinking) with whiskey, champagne, beer and, of course, a martini. At least one scene is set in a bar, another in a casino where drinks are served.



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