Looper

Everyone agrees there is violence, and the language is also a concern everywhere except Quebec. As usual, the Americans are alone in expressing concerns about drugs and sexuality, and set a higher appropriate age for unaccompanied viewers.

Area Classification Advisories
Nova Scotia 14A Coarse Language, Violence
Quebec 13+ Violence
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Graphic Violence
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Coarse Language
Alberta 14A Violence, Coarse Language
British Columbia 14A Violence, Coarse Language
MPAA R …strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content.
BBFC 15 Contains strong language and bloody violence.

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The Hunger Games

Nova Scotia [rating not available]
Quebec G Not recommended for young children
Ontario
(original classification)
PG Violence
Not recommended for young children
Disturbing Content
Ontario
(re-classification as of May 1)
14A Violence
Disturbing Content
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children
Violence
Adverse Psychological Impact
Alberta 14A Violence
British Columbia PG Violence
MPAA PG-13 …intense violent thematic material and disturbing images – all involving teens.
BBFC 12A* Contains intense threat, moderate violence and occasional gory moments.
*Cuts and edits made to achieve this classification.

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The Dark Knight Rises

Consistent across the boards. Alberta is the only Canadian jurisdiction that requires parental accompaniment, but everyone agrees it is not for the little ones. As usual, my adopted home province of Nova Scotia cannot keep its web site up to date. Also as usual, the Americans are the only ones that seem to feel a warning about sensuality is required.

Nova Scotia Not available.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children
Ontario PG Violence
Language May Offend
Not Recommended for Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children Violence
Alberta 14A
British Columbia PG Violence
MPAA PG-13 …intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.
BBFC 12A Contains moderate fantasy violence.

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The Campaign

Unusually consistent rating and advisories, with every board agreeing on the same age. The MPAA notes the same concerns but sets the unaccompanied age four years older.

Area Classification Advisories
Nova Scotia 14A Coarse Language, Crude Content.
Quebec 13+ Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content.
Manitoba 14A Crude Content, Coarse Language
Alberta 14A Crude Sexual Content, Coarse Language
British Columbia 14A Coarse & Sexual Language
MPAA R …crude sexual content, language and brief nudity.
BBFC 15 Contains strong language, once very strong, strong sex and sex references

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