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George Clooney plays Jack, an American on a working vacation in Italy. While in the foreign village, the loner is befriended by a priest (Paolo Bonacelli) and a beautiful woman (Violante Placido). But Jack has a secret he is unwilling to share: He is an assassin about to pull the trigger on his last job.

MPAA Rating: R for violence, sexual content and nudity.

Why is The American rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The American is rated R for for violence, sexual content and nudity.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Portrayals of graphic violence.

- Frequent gun and hand-to-hand violence (blood and some detail shown).

- Occasional disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Implied and simulated sexual activity, including breast nudity and some detail.

- Breast ,buttock and female frontal nudity seen in a non-sexual context.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Mild sexual references.


- One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Infrequent mild cursing.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use

The American
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Suggestive Scene, Nudity.
Alberta 14A Nudity, Sexual Content.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content.
Ontario 14A Sexual Content, Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A