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Uxbal (Javier Bardem) has an unusual ability -- he can read the minds of the recently deceased. This talent leads to an equally unusual life for the desperate man who tries to make his living in the black market of Barcelona.

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use.

Why is Biutiful rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Biutiful is rated R for for disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use.

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:


- Frequent, portrayals of corpses, sometimes with gruesome, bloody details.

- Infrequent portrayals of serious medical conditions (blood shown).

- Infrequent portrayals of domestic violence, sometimes involving children.

- Brief portrayals of graphic violence.

- Frequent upsetting and disturbing scenes.

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Breast and buttock nudity seen in sexual contexts.

- Implied sexual activity (little detail).

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Fondling.


- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang and cursing.

- Limited use of slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Portrayal of illegal drug use.

- Substance abuse.

- Frequent tobacco use.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language, Nudity.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Nudity, Disturbing Content.
Manitoba 18A Disturbing Content.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content, Subtitled.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A