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Overall C+

A group of college students (Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton, Julianna Guill) experiment with the idea that supernatural beings exist if you believe in them -- and end up proving their theory is dead right.

Violence B-
Sexual Content B
Profanity C+
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for terror/frightening images and some sensuality.

Why is The Apparition rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: The Apparition is rated PG-13 for for terror/frightening images and some sensuality.

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Violence: The film contains frequent “jump” scenes and moments of peril involving characters and, for the most part, unseen supernatural entities. A man wakes up to find himself pinned to a ceiling—a bloodstain later appears. A man is sucked into a closet by an unseen being. In two scenes a group of people hold a séance. The details of the violence that results is masked by obscured and shaky camera angles. A dog mysteriously dies. A woman appears to be sucked through a wall.

Sexual Content: A man offers to rub a woman’s back, but first asks if she can “lose the top” referring to her bikini top—she leaves it on. A woman is briefly seen in underwear, which she removes before entering a shower (only her head and shoulders are shown at this point). An unmarried couple lives together.

Profanities: About three uses of scatological slang, a few terms of deity and other mild profanities.

Drugs/Alcohol: Characters are seen drinking beer.

The Apparition
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes.
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes. Language May Offend.
Quebec 13+ Horror.
Martimes PG
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