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In this claustrophobic thriller, Ryan Reynolds plays an American contractor who is kidnapped while working in Iraq. Buried inside a coffin by his captors, the man must try to get free with only the aid of a lighter and cell phone.

MPAA Rating: R for language and violent content.

Why is Buried rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Buried is rated R for for language and violent content.

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:


- Upsetting or disturbing scenes.

- Portrayals of graphic violence.

- Infrequent portrayals of gun and weapons violence.

- Pervasive portrayals of emotional and psychological suffering and peril to characters.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in non-sexual contexts,

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A