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Brief Synopsis: "Kirby Dick's provocative documentary investigates the secretive and inconsistent process by which the Motion Picture Association of America rates films, revealing the organization's underhanded efforts to control culture. Dick questions whether certain studios get preferential treatment and exposes the discrepancies in how the MPAA views sex and violence."

Overall Ranking: 369 (Rank from 2006: # 9)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97
Thomas Pollock80
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)

People Involved

  • Kimberly Peirce (Herself - Director of Boys Dont Cry)
  • Jon Lewis (Himself - Author of Hollywood v. Hardcore)
  • David Ansen (Himself - Film Critic at Newsweek)
  • Martin Garbus (Himself - First Amendment Attorney and Filmmakers Representative at Appeals)
  • Wayne Kramer (Himself - Director of The Cooler)
  • Paul Dergarabedian (Himself - Box Office Analyst)
  • Kevin Smith (Himself - Director of Clerks and Jersey Girl)
  • John Waters (Himself - Director of A Dirty Shame)
  • Matt Stone (Himself - Producer of South Park and Team America)
  • Richard Heffner (Himself - Former Rating Board Chairman)
  • Bingham Ray (Himself - Co-Founder of October Films)
  • Joel Federman (Himself - Author of Media Ratings)
  • Kirby Dick (Himself - Filmmaker and Interviewer)
  • Jay Rosenzweig (Himself - Private Investigator (as Jay))
  • Paul Huebl (Himself - Private Investigator (as Paul))
  • Clark Baker (Himself - Private Investigator (as Clark))
  • Becky Altringer (Herself - Private Investigator)
  • Cheryl Howell (Herself - Private Investigator)
  • Cookie Schwartz (Herself - Private Investigator (as Cookie))
  • Lindsey Howell (Herself - Junior Private Investigator)
  • Jay Landers (Himself - Former MPAA Rater)
  • Stephen Farber (Himself - Former MPAA Rater)
  • Dottie Hamilton (Herself - Author of Hollywoods Silent Partner (as Dottie Hamilton Phd))
  • Maria Bello (Herself - Actress in The Cooler)
  • Mark Urman (Himself - Head of U.S. Theatrical Thinkfilm)
  • Allison Anders (Herself - Director of Gas - Food - Lodging)
  • Mary Harron (Herself - Director of American Psycho)
  • Jamie Babbit (Herself - Director of But Im a Cheerleader)
  • Joan Graves (Herself - Rating Board Chairperson (voice))
  • Joann Yatabe (Herself - Senior Rating Board Member)
  • Darren Aronofsky (Himself - Director of Requiem for a Dream)
  • Theresa Webb (Herself - Southern California Prevention Research Center at UCLA (as Dr. Theresa Webb))
  • Michael Tucker (Himself - Co-Director of Gunner Palace)
  • David L. Robb (Himself - Author of Operation Hollywood)
  • Lawrence Lessig (Himself - Copyright Attorney and Author)
  • Anthony Tony Hey (Himself - Senior Rater)
  • Barry Freeman (Himself - MPAA Rater)
  • Arleen Bates (Herself - MPAA Rater)
  • Matt Ioakimedes (Himself - MPAA Rater)
  • Jane Worden (Herself - MPAA Rater)
  • Scott Young (Himself - Senior Rater)
  • Howard Fridkin (Himself - MPAA Rater)
  • Atom Egoyan (Himself - Director of Where the Truth lies)
  • Rachel Blanchard (Herself - Actress in Where the Truth Lies)
  • Michael McClellan (Himself - Appeals Board Member)
  • James Wall (Himself - Appeals Board Clergy Member since 1968)
  • Eddie Schmidt (Himself - Interviewer (voice))
  • Kirsten Johnson (Herself - Interviewer (voice))
  • Javorn Drummond (Himself - From Fayetteville N. Carolina (archive footage))
  • Will H. Hays (Himself (archive footage))
  • Eric Johnston (Himself - MPAA President for 1945-1963 (archive footage))
  • J. Parnell Thomas (Himself - Chairman of House Un-American Activities Committee (archive footage))
  • Jack Valenti (Himself - Founder of MPAA Rating System (archive footage))
  • Tom Brokaw (Himself - 1978 TV Newscaster (archive footage) (uncredited))
  • Walter Cronkite (Himself - 1968 TV Newscaster (archive footage) (uncredited))
  • Ann Curry (Herself - 1999 TV Newscaster (archive footage) (uncredited))
  • Dan Rather (Himself (archive footage) (uncredited))
  • Richard Nixon (Himself - Member of House Un-American Activities Committee (archive footage))
  • Kirby Dick (Director)