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Flawless

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Source: Catholic News Service

Stylish heist film set in 1960 London as an executive (Demi Moore) in a diamond corporation and the soon-to-be-retired night cleaning man (Michael Caine) join forces to steal gems from the firm's high-security vault, after she learns she will be dismissed from her position. Director Michael Radford, working from a first-time script by Edward Anderson, captures the milieu of the corporation and the era well and builds taut suspense, with Moore, Caine and Lambert Wilson as the detective assigned to investigate the robbery all in top form, while objectionable elements -- apart from some language and the robbery itself, of course -- are practically nil. Brief profanity, a single use of the f-word and some crass language; acceptable for older teens. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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