Why is Cloud Atlas rated R?
Official MPAA Rating: Cloud Atlas is rated R for for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use.
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Frequent non-graphic violence.
- Frequent explicit violence with realistic detail, blood and tissue damage.
- Detailed disturbing scenes.
- Gory and grotesque images.
- Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand conflict and weapons use with blood and some detail shown.
- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity, shown with breast/buttock nudity and some detail.
- Infrequent breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context.
- Implied sexual activity.
- Simulated sexual activity.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, ethno-cultural slurs, and vulgar expressions.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Tobacco use
- Substance abuse.