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City of Ember

The lights are beginning to go out in the underground City of Ember. Although they are only teenagers, Lina (Saoirse Ronan) and her friend Doon (Harry Treadaway) think they have uncovered a clue that may allow their fellow citizens to escape before the metropolis is plunged into darkness. But can they convince the others and find the way before time runs out? Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 95
Theater Release: 09 Oct 2008
Video Release: 20 Jan 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

City of Ember is rated PG: or mild peril and some thematic elements.

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Toby Jones, Harry Treadaway, Bill Murray, Tim Robbins
Studio: 2008 Fox-Walden
Website: Official site for City of Ember.

Detailed Review

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Why Is City of Ember Rated PG?

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