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SmokeScreeners Rating:  

Year of Release: 2011

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Gore Verbinski

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

This film was reviewed by Dr. Barry Hummel of QDREF on February 19, 2012/

Additional Comments:

"This was a throwback to old westerns in every way possible, including the depiction of tobacco use.  Two characters in particular were seen with cigars in almost every scene in which they appeared:  Buford, The Gas Can Saloon Bartender (Blake Clark) and Wounded Bird (Gil Birmingham). 

In one particularly disturbing scene, Rango responds to his discomfort around the cigar-smoking Bad Bill (Ray Winstone) by grabbing the cigar and actually eating it


In all, eight different characters smoke a total of 27 times during this PG movie. Granted, the film may not really be a kids' film, but the PG-Rating and the association with Nickelodeon Films certainly sends the wrong message!" 





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