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Radiation can cause strange things to happen... and six silly tourists are about to discover just how strange when they decide to take a peek at Pripyat, the city abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

MPAA Rating: R for violence, some bloody images and pervasive language.

Why is Chernobyl Diaries rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Chernobyl Diaries is rated R for for violence, some bloody images and pervasive language.

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 non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

- Gory and grotesque images.

- Upsetting or disturbing scenes.

- Frightening scenes depicting threat, intensity and suspense.

- Graphic violent shown in a realistic manner, with details, blood and tissue damage.

- Frequent weapons and hand-to-hand violence, with some blood and gore shown.

- Infrequent portrayals of animal and human corpses (some blood and detail shown).

- Depictions of beating and shooting.

Sexual Content:

- Crude content.

- Embracing and kissing.


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

- Frequent use of scatological slang.

- Infrequent use of profanity, mild vulgar expressions and mild sexual language.

Chernobyl Diaries
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Gory Scenes, Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba 14A Violence, Gory Scenes, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Horror, Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A