Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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The 16th president of the United States uses his trusty ax to split a lot more than rails in this goofy mash-up of American history, directed by Timur Bekmambetov from a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith (based on his 2010 novel). Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) vows revenge after his mother is killed by a vampire's bite. Trained in the killing arts by a mysterious mentor (Dominic Cooper), Lincoln sets out to vanquish evil and prevent the undead-aided Confederacy from winning the Civil War.

Watch out for: Relentless bloody violence, fleeting upper female nudity, occasional use of profanity and rough language.

Rated: The Catholic News Service classification is L - limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R - restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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