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Still shot from the movie: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

After Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) experiences a strange, close encounter (of a third kind) with an UFO, he is left with an oddly burned face and an unexplainable obsession for a particular shape. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 132
Theater Release: 16 Nov 1977
Video Release: 11 Feb 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Close Encounters Of The Third Kind Rated PG?


Overall: B
After encountering an alien space ship, a man driven by an unexplained feeling leaves his family to find answers in the Wyoming desert.

Violence: B-
Pilots talk about a near hit with a UFO while flying, child witnesses toys and household objects coming to life during an alien encounter, man sees UFO overhead, child on road nearly gets hit by car, car crashes through guard rail, extended and more intense scene of aliens trying to enter house, young child abducted by aliens, mom threatens to hit child, man steals objects from his neighbor, man thrown from slow moving car, military personnel have guns and use sleeping gas during evacuation operation, car drives through roadblocks, dead animals shown along roadside, people escape from military helicopter and hide from soldiers.

Sexual Content: A-
Kissing between married couple, man shown in boxer shorts and t-shirt, kiss between unmarried couple.

Language: A
Includes at least 9 mild profanities, 3 moderate profanities and 6 terms of Deity used as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A-
Smoking is seen among secondary characters.

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