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The consequences of bullying prove worse for the perpetrators than the victim when Carrie (Chloë Grace Moretz) turns her telekinetic talents on her taunting teen peers. This movie is a remake of a 1976 horror film and is based on a Stephen King novel.

MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content.

Why is Carrie rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Carrie is rated R for for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual 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:


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with detail, blood and tissue damage.


- Frequent violence, some self-inflicted, some in a domestic context and most in a supernatural context (blood and some detail shown).

- Frequent portrayals of emotional suffering and psychological distress.

- Several depictions of slapping, beating, stabbing and electrocution.

- Gory and grotesque images.

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Bullying.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Brief portrayal of sexual activity with no nudity, but some detail.

- Sexual references.


- Infrequent, sometimes aggressive use of the sexual expletive and variations in non-sexual contexts.

- Frequent use of scatological slang.

- Infrequent use of cursing, crude sexual language, and vulgar expressions.

- Slurs.

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