Max Payne and Punisher Gets R-Rating

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Apparently both “Max Payne” and “Punisher: War Zone” are so punishingly violent and brutal that the MPAA has slapped both films with an “R” rating. Fans of both the Punisher and Max Payne should be rejoicing at this news, although I’m not sure if “Max Payne” director John Moore would share your enthusiasm, since the director has gone on record (and some would say, above and beyond) stating that he desperately wants a PG-13 rating for his movie. I suppose you could now say that John Moore is in … payne? Ahem. Sorry.

THR lists “Punisher: War Zone” as R for:

Rated for pervasive strong brutal violence, language and some drug use.

While “Max Payne” got slapped with the R for:

Rated for violence, drug content, some sexuality and brief strong language.

See, John Moore? The MPAA has already thrown down the gauntlet. Now don’t you think it’s time to go back to the editing room and include that nude scene of Mila Kunis that you left out for the purposes of getting a PG-13 rating?

Wait, there is a nude scene with Mila Kunis in “Max Payne”, right? So why am I going to go see this thing? Oh, right. “Rated for violence, drug content, some sexuality and brief strong language.”

Mila Kunis

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  • Brandon Varnell

    You should check your sources because max payne IS pg13

    it already got approved

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      You got an issue with my “sources”, go take it up with The Hollywood Reporter.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      You got an issue with my “sources”, go take it up with The Hollywood Reporter.

    • humanzombie

      working for the film in graphics i heard that it was indeed rated R, scenes were cut to make it pg-13 hopefully they will be back in an uncut dvd edition.

      much love
      JT

    • humanzombie

      working for the film in graphics i heard that it was indeed rated R, scenes were cut to make it pg-13 hopefully they will be back in an uncut dvd edition.

      much love
      JT

  • Brandon Varnell

    You should check your sources because max payne IS pg13

    it already got approved

  • Brandon Varnell

    You should check your sources because max payne IS pg13

    it already got approved

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

      You got an issue with my “sources”, go take it up with The Hollywood Reporter.

    • humanzombie

      working for the film in graphics i heard that it was indeed rated R, scenes were cut to make it pg-13 hopefully they will be back in an uncut dvd edition.

      much love
      JT

  • Christopher Marc

    Mila did a semi-nude scene in Sarah Marshall with that topless pic in the bathroom of Lazy Joes….You’d think she wouldn’t be so shy after that, I’m hoping for that nude scene as well

    • Unkown

      Those weren’t her breasts.

    • Unkown

      Those weren’t her breasts.

  • Christopher Marc

    Mila did a semi-nude scene in Sarah Marshall with that topless pic in the bathroom of Lazy Joes….You’d think she wouldn’t be so shy after that, I’m hoping for that nude scene as well

  • Christopher Marc

    Mila did a semi-nude scene in Sarah Marshall with that topless pic in the bathroom of Lazy Joes….You’d think she wouldn’t be so shy after that, I’m hoping for that nude scene as well

    • Unkown

      Those weren’t her breasts.

  • Jason

    Yeah I’m not really sure where you heard this from. And a Mila Kunis nude scene? Are you sure you’re not talking about that Olga chick who didn’t seem to have a problem getting nude in Hitman? This confuses me, but unless some other news floats up about this, I’m going to have to deny it. It was R originally, Moore got up in arms, did a bit of fat trimming and got it to a PG-13. The trailers released have it listed as PG-13.

    However, I do think it’s a bit strange that the official Max Payne movie site still says, “This film is not yet rated,” even though they have clearly updated it since the new rating. I think you’re trying to purposely stir people up into more bullshit, but that’s just me.

    • Brandon Varnell

      thank you jason, atleast someone else out there has some common sense.. the movie DID get a pg-13 cut but this wannabe journalist refuses to realize it because a “big time magazine” said so, even though they write these stories sometime weeks before releasing.. its true he got burned 2-3 times but he finally sent a cut in that got the approval of pg-13

      whoever owns this site is going to feel real stupid when the news story turns out complete bull

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

        >>whoever owns this site is going to feel real stupid when the news story turns out complete bull<<

        Oh yeah, because, you know, I have so much invested in each of these 10 posts a day that I write. Gosh, I sure hope they're all correct! I mean, it's not like I make up half of the crap I write here just to keep myself entertained. Fingers crossed!

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

        >>whoever owns this site is going to feel real stupid when the news story turns out complete bull<<

        Oh yeah, because, you know, I have so much invested in each of these 10 posts a day that I write. Gosh, I sure hope they're all correct! I mean, it's not like I make up half of the crap I write here just to keep myself entertained. Fingers crossed!

    • Brandon Varnell

      thank you jason, atleast someone else out there has some common sense.. the movie DID get a pg-13 cut but this wannabe journalist refuses to realize it because a “big time magazine” said so, even though they write these stories sometime weeks before releasing.. its true he got burned 2-3 times but he finally sent a cut in that got the approval of pg-13

      whoever owns this site is going to feel real stupid when the news story turns out complete bull

  • Jason

    Yeah I’m not really sure where you heard this from. And a Mila Kunis nude scene? Are you sure you’re not talking about that Olga chick who didn’t seem to have a problem getting nude in Hitman? This confuses me, but unless some other news floats up about this, I’m going to have to deny it. It was R originally, Moore got up in arms, did a bit of fat trimming and got it to a PG-13. The trailers released have it listed as PG-13.

    However, I do think it’s a bit strange that the official Max Payne movie site still says, “This film is not yet rated,” even though they have clearly updated it since the new rating. I think you’re trying to purposely stir people up into more bullshit, but that’s just me.

    • Brandon Varnell

      thank you jason, atleast someone else out there has some common sense.. the movie DID get a pg-13 cut but this wannabe journalist refuses to realize it because a “big time magazine” said so, even though they write these stories sometime weeks before releasing.. its true he got burned 2-3 times but he finally sent a cut in that got the approval of pg-13

      whoever owns this site is going to feel real stupid when the news story turns out complete bull

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

        >>whoever owns this site is going to feel real stupid when the news story turns out complete bull<<

        Oh yeah, because, you know, I have so much invested in each of these 10 posts a day that I write. Gosh, I sure hope they’re all correct! I mean, it’s not like I make up half of the crap I write here just to keep myself entertained. Fingers crossed!

  • Brandon Varnell

    I don’t have a problem with your sources, you should..

    you are posting false information, its pg-13.. its been pg-13 for awhile now..

    real professional site you got going on here pal.. maybe you should get a real source instead of posting “rumors” or copy/pasting news

    good day sir.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Yeah, those guys at the Hollywood Reporter. How dare they post movie ratings straight from the MPAA and without first conferring with Brandon Varnell! Damn them and their non-professional shindig!

  • Brandon Varnell

    I don’t have a problem with your sources, you should..

    you are posting false information, its pg-13.. its been pg-13 for awhile now..

    real professional site you got going on here pal.. maybe you should get a real source instead of posting “rumors” or copy/pasting news

    good day sir.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

      Yeah, those guys at the Hollywood Reporter. How dare they post movie ratings straight from the MPAA and without first conferring with Brandon Varnell! Damn them and their non-professional shindig!