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This artsy adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's story follows the life of Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley), an aristocrat living during the twilight of the Russian Empire, who betrays her husband (Jude Law) and social standing when she engages in an affair with Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson).

MPAA Rating: R R for some sexuality and violence.

Why is Anna Karenina rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Anna Karenina is rated R for R for some sexuality and violence.

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:


- Brief non-graphic violence.

- Scene depicting evisceration.

- Scene of violence depicting suicide.

- Brief portrayal of a corpse, with blood and gory detail.

- Some scenes may frighten children.Sexual Content:

- Three sexually suggestive scenes.

- Nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual language, innuendo and references.


- Infrequent use of mild cursing.

- Limited use of slurs.

Drug and Alcohol Use:

-Frequent portrayals of tobacco use and alcohol consumption.

Anna Karenina
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Alberta PG Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario 14A Mature Theme, Sexual Content.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG