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Overall B+

Based on the TV cartoon series with the same name, Astro Boy (voiced by Freddie Highmore) is a robotic child built by a grieving scientist (voiced by Nicholas Cage) who has lost his son. When he fails to fill the empty place in his human father's heart, the young robot sets off on a journey of self-discovery.

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

MPAA Rating: PG for some action and peril, and brief mild language.

Why is Astro Boy rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: Astro Boy is rated PG for for some action and peril, and brief mild language.

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Robots in this film provide all kinds of help from household chores to soldiering. Some are outfitted with weapons. An evil politician attempts to force the upcoming election in his favor by making scientists use their experiment for military purposes. A research trial results in the death of a child. A father is shown grieving for his son. A robotic character is rejected by his human creator and later runs away from home. Orphaned children are shown living on their own. Robots engage in gladiator-like entertainment for humans. A scientist removes the energy core from a robot, rendering it lifeless. A gigantic android attempts to kill Astro Boy, destroys parts of the city and terrifies the inhabitants. Explosions are shown. Brief, mild profanities are used. A cartoon character is shown with his pants down in a doctor’s office. Astro Boy comments about his derriere.

Astro Boy
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes, Violence.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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