Zero Dark Thirty

Canada is consistent in rating this film 14A with concerns about violence and language. Everywhere except Quebec you can’t go without an adult if you are under 14, and in Quebec you can’t go at all under 14. A sampler of other countries shows similar ratings. New Zealand’s M rating has no age restriction, but it is the highest rating for non-age restricted films. The United States seems to be alone in requiring adult accompaniment for 14-18 year olds. Is that because they don’t have a mid-teen age restriction, or some other reason?

Area Classification Advisories
Nova Scotia 14A Coarse Language, Violence
Quebec 13+ Violence
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence
Manitoba 14A Brutal Violence, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language
Alberta 14A Violence, Coarse Language
British Columbia 14A Violence, Coarse Language
MPAA (U.S.A.) R …strong violence including brutal disturbing images, and for language.
BBFC (Great  Britain) 15 Contains strong language, violence and scenes of torture.
FPB South Africa 16 Langauge, Violence
New Zealand M Violence and offensive language
Irish Film Classification Office 15A Strong military violence. Some scenes of torture.

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