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(2006), PG-13 ["Hard" R-13*] (2hr 18min)

Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
November 20, 2006
38 out of 100

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(While the Scriptural references are certainly not subjective, my commentary may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary.

(2006), PG-13 ["HArd" R-13*] -- That the MPAA could think such sexual display is fit for 13 year old kids is beyond belief,

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia Pictures, Eon Productions Ltd., Danjaq, Babelsberg Film GmbH, Stillking Films, United Artists
Distribution (US): Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures
Director(s): Martin Campbell
Producer(s): Barbara Broccoli, Callum McDougall, David Minkowski, Matthew Stillman, Anthony Waye, David G. Wilson, Michael G. Wilson, Charlie Woebcken
Novel: Ian Fleming
Screenplay: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis
Cinematography/Camera: Phil Meheux
Music: David Arnold, Monty Norman
Film Editing: Stuart Baird
Casting: Stéphane Foenkinos, Debbie McWilliams
Production Design: Peter Lamont
Art Direction: Peter Francis, James Hambidge, Steven Lawrence, Dominic Masters
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

I have not completed the number crunching for the findings yet, but if I were a betting man I would bet, based solely on the number of issues of assault on morality and decency in Casino Royale , that it will be another R-13. It usually takes one and a half to two log pages of findings for a PG-13 film. Casino Royale  took five. We'll see if it is R-13. In about an hour.

Sure enough. Casino Royale  earned a final score of 38 out of 100. The R-rated films in the comparative baseline database each earned scores of 54 or less. That makes the content of the PG-13 Casino Royale  clearly equivalent to R-rated films -- an R-13, a "hard" R-13 at that.

One of the biggest reasons Casino Royale  earned a R-13 score is because of the long sequence of repeated views of full male nudity plus the repeated brutalization of his genitals. Though the genitals of the actor (Craig) remain unseen the rest of him is fully visible, pubic hair included. That the MPAA could think such sexual display is fit for 13 year old kids is beyond belief. Such display is not fit for anyone let alone 13 year old kids. [**] That modern man has decided that nudity is acceptable in and as entertainment does not make it so. If this film is not another perfect example of Ps. 12:8 I do not know what is.

Bond (Daniel Craig, the quintessential exhibitionist) travels the world under the auspices of the British government to do warfare with terrorism financiers, stock market manipulators and other bad guys.

For this film one sentence in the Summary/Commentary is enough. I am so incensed by the flagrant sexual exhibitionism in it and the declaring of such display as fit for 13 year old kids I will not give it any cinematic attention beyond one sentence and will move into the reason most parents visit our service.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
With the lowest possible score in any one investigation area, Wanton Violence/Crime earned a score of zero out of 100, making it clearly equivalent to most R-rated films in violence/crime since all R-rated films in the comparative baseline database earned 54 or less out of 100. Zero is certainly less than 54. There are too many examples of such programming to summarize here. Most of them are gun-related. [Prov. 16:29, Hab. 2:9] The listing in the Findings/Scoring section provides itemized details of the violence/crime content.

Impudence/Hate (I)
With 18 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary and no uses of the most foul of the foul words, this R-13 is atypical of most R-13 films regarding profanity. [Prov. 22:11] It is, however, bad enough. Contempt for clean language and purity of speech is in violation of God's standards even if used once. [Col. 3:8] And the copycat propensities of such disregard invoke Luke 17:2.

Sexual Immorality (S)
This investigation area found enough programming to also cause loss of all the starting 100 points. The repeated views of full male nudity were expensive to the starting 100 points [1Cor. 12:23]. There were instances also of making out on the floor clothed and in bed nude, women as toys/ornaments, many instances of excessive cleavage and/or breast exposure, sucking fingers to arouse and many other examples of sexually oriented behaviors. [Gal. 5:19] God is rather stern about sexually immoral behaviors. Eternally. [Rev. 22:15]

Drugs/Alcohol (D)
Repeated instances of booze and drinking plus one instance of drugging drained two-thirds of the Drugs/Alcohol investigation area starting 100 points. "It's only a movie!" A common attempt at excusing such programming in and as entertainment. A study by the American College of Physicians (ACP) says otherwise. The study reported an undeniable link between the presentation of alcoholic beverages (and tobacco) in and as entertainment and abuse of them and arrogance/defiance with them by adolescents. Teaching/causing youth to abuse alcohol/tobacco (or drugs) by emboldening youth with them in and as entertainment invokes Luke 17:2. If alcoholic beverages in entertainment were not a problem for our young, why is there and why has there been such a push to get and keep booze commercials off prime time broadcast TV? Even the University of Connecticut corroborates the ACP finding. [Eph. 5:18]

Offense to God (O)
In addition to a couple uses of God's name in vain though each is without the four letter expletive [Deut. 5:11], a claim of not believing in God [Num. 14:11], adultery [Hebr. 13:4] and gambling evaporated over one third of the starting 100 points in this investigation area.

Murder/Suicide (M)
Wile there are several killings in Casino Royale  most were a "lawman" killing criminals or defensive killings. What are deemed deaths by police action are not considered murders by the CAP analysis model. Thus, most killings are incorporated into the Wanton Violence/Crime investigation area. There were then two actual murders in the film, both rather graphic plus a graphic scene of a murder victim. One of them garnered an "Oh, yeah!" from one of the teens in the audience.


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  • Prov. 16:29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good. [The issue is the violence. "A violent man" can be a man, woman OR the men/women demonstrating the violent behavior/action on the screen, too. Now you know why violence, especially in and as entertainment, can embolden the viewer into aggression, especially youth. See also Joint Statement on the Impact of Entertainment Violence on Children Congressional Public Health Summit. Further, God speaks darkly of violence 56 times in the Old and New Testament of the KJV. And see 1 Cor. 15:33 below.]
  • Hab. 2:9 Woe to him who builds his realm by unjust gain to set his nest on high, to escape the clutches of ruin!
  • Prov. 22:11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.
  • Col. 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy (injurious speech, slander in this use), filthy communication [aischrologia: foul speaking, low and obscene] out of your mouth.
  • **"Nakedness" (display of nudity) is spoken of as dark, restricted, undesirable, shameful, etc. 47 times in the KJV from Genesis to Revelation.
  • 1Cor. 12:23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty,
  • Gal. 5:19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
  • Rev. 22:15 Outside [of Heaven] are the dogs, those [unforgiven] who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
  • Eph. 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. ["Wine" can be any intoxicating substance including illegal drugs or abuse of prescription drugs. The issue is do not abuse the body by intoxicating it. Though it is not a sin to drink, it is a sin to get drunk OR to influence to get drunk or to drink in defiance such as underage drinking.]
  • Deut. 5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. [Vain is shav' {shawv}: emptiness, nothingness, vanity, such as an expletive. With or without the four letter expletive, the use of God's name in any way other than respect, reverence or thoughtful discussion is in vain. That includes the popular three syllable sentence with His name trailing it AND the misuse of Jesus' name.]
  • Num. 14:11 The LORD said to Moses, "How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the miraculous signs I have performed among them?
  • Hebr. 13:4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure [which includes before AND during marriage AND gender], for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. [Whether we believe it or not. Whether we like it or not. Whether we care or not.]

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 Be not deceived: evil [kakov: of a bad nature, not such as it ought to be] communications corrupt good manners.
  • Rom. 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
  • Jude 1:4 For there are certain men* crept in unawares [secretly slipped in among us], who were before of old ordained to this condemnation [whose condemnation was written about long ago], ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness [a license for immorality], and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
  • Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Offend: skandalizo {skan-dal-id'-zo} - scandalize; to entice to sin; to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey; to cause to fall away.]
  • Ps. 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me [let no sin rule over me].
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. ["Evil" includes all things that are sinful.]


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
    (The objective  heart of the CAP Analysis Model, independent of and insulated from the Summary / Commentary section.)

    Casino Royale (2006) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • graphic fighting, repeatedly
  • threats with a firearm, repeatedly
  • attempted murder, repeatedly
  • gunfire to kill, repeatedly
  • gunfire killing, repeatedly, some graphic with gore
  • extensive animated sequence of killing by gun, blade, fall, beating, etc.
  • massive display of firearms
  • use of children as armed guerrillas
  • action violence of varying intensities, repeatedly, some with deaths
  • firearms for offensive maneuvers, repeatedly
  • many deaths by incineration (actual burning unseen)
  • assault, repeatedly, some with injury
  • gunfire to intimidate
  • breaking and entering, repeatedly
  • malicious destruction of private property for diversion
  • identity theft
  • still photos of murder victims
  • knife threat to neck
  • defensive killing, repeatedly
  • terrorist maneuvers as distraction
  • planting of explosives
  • attempted murder by vehicle, repeatedly
  • gunfire to injure, repeatedly
  • attempted mass murder by explosion
  • killing by explosion
  • offer to finance terrorism by treasury agent
  • beating, repeatedly
  • threat with machete
  • attack with machete
  • reckless driving/speeding to pursue
  • abduction
  • graphic car wreck
  • torture
  • defensive killing with nailgun
  • killing by drowning

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • 14 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • planning terrorist activities
  • conspiring to kill
  • taking of a hostage
  • using a woman as a shield against gunfire

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • female outline in sunset to entice
  • below navel skin threatening to expose that which follows
  • brief semi-thong nudity
  • excessive cleavage, repeatedly
  • excessive breast exposure, repeatedly
  • dressing to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure, repeatedly
  • man and woman on floor clothed making out
  • sexual innuendo, repeatedly
  • ghosting of female anatomy through clothing, repeatedly
  • use of women as toys/ornaments
  • sucking fingers to arouse
  • full male nudity, several angles, repeatedly
  • anatomical reference
  • sex talk
  • offer of sex, repeatedly
  • open mouth kissing
  • frenzied making out with inappropriate touch, clothed
  • man on woman then woman on man on beach making out
  • man and woman making out in bed nude (genitals unseen)
  • flash nudity
  • cohabitation
  • inappropriate touch

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • booze, repeatedly
  • drinking, repeatedly
  • drinking to soothe
  • drugging to kill

    Offense to God (O)
  • two uses of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive
  • "Do you believe in God?" ... "No."
  • gambling, repeatedly
  • accepting offer in adultery
  • adultery
  • calling the use of cadavers "art"

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • murder by neck break
  • murder by firearm, twice (with an "Oh, yeah!" from the audience at one of them. Movies don't influence?)
  • murder victim

  • Christian Educators Association International



    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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