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SmokeScreeners Rating:  Year of Release: 2013

 

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Brian Helgeland

Distributor: Warner Bros.

This film was reviewed by Dr. Barry Hummel from QDREF on May 5, 2013.

Additional Comments:  "While it is well-established that Branch Rickey was a cigar smoker, one has to ask yourself the necessity of including this in this magnificent movie.  As played by Harrison Ford, the character smokes in virtually every scene in which he appears, accounting for 18 of the 20 smoking incidents in the film.  In fact, one could argue that the lack of significant smoking by other characters in the movie is significant statement in and of itself.  Allowing for the accurate portrayal of a historical figure reduces the rating to 3 Butts."