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The Apparition

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 83
Theater Release: 24 Aug 2012
Video Release: 26 Nov 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Apparition Rated PG-13?


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.

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