Kiss the Girls

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -3

Dr. Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman), a Washington, D.C. police detective and forensic psychologist, learns that his niece has disappeared from college in North Carolina, an apparent kidnapping victim. So he heads for the town of Durham to conduct his own investigation. Out of his jurisdiction, Cross risks the wrath of local law enforcement officials as he plunges ahead in his investigation using his extraordinary expertise in deductive reasoning. He learns that a special task force is already working the case, and that his niece is only one of eight girls reported missing, and two have turned up dead. Cross is aided in his pursuit by Kate McTiernan (Ashley Judd), a strong-willed and determined young doctor who has information vital to unraveling the mystery. She joins him in the hunt, and together they race against time to find Cross' niece and the chilling truth behind her disappearance. KISS THE GIRLS will draw large crowds because it will hold its audiences in suspense and Freeman and Judd give intense performances.

Dr. Cross is a respectable man who fights for justice and protects his family. He doesn't resort to violence to solve problems, nor is he given to excessive foul language. His partner, Kate, is also an admirable person. She serves as a medical doctor, and cares for her patients with gentleness and concern. She doesn't settle for less than the best in her personal life either. When a friend tells her exercise is a poor substitute for sex, she responds by saying that she's looking for a man who loves her as much as her dad loved her mom. Despite these redeeming qualities, KISS THE GIRLS is undesirable viewing material. The dialogue contains eight crude words, 22 obscenities, and the Lord's name is taken in vain four times. In addition, the action includes many references to psychotic behavior such as criminals who rape women, collect body parts, and kill with impunity. Indeed, the criminals in this movie "collect" women by capturing them and holding them in a secret and hidden place, forcing them to be their love slaves or killing them if they resist. Fortunately, there are no rape scenes, but moviegoers will still want to stay away from this disturbing movie.

Preview Reviewer: Jason Shepherd
Paramount Communications, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (8) times - Mild 3, Moderate 5

Obscene Language: Many (22) times - f-word 16, s-word 5, other 1

Profanity: Many (4) times - All Regular (J/C 2, GD 2)

Violence: Many times - Moderate to Severe (View of mutilated body of murder victim, reference to vaginal tear during rape, man hit by car, man shot in chest, reference to psychotic who collects human body parts--not shown, psychotic fondles woman tied up, attempted rape)

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several times (Woman says exercise is a poor substitute for sex; woman says she's waiting for true love)

Drugs: Few times - Attacker shown drugging victims by injections.


Running Time: 120 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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