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In this epic production, the same group of actors (including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Jim Broadbent) plays various characters from different times and places. Yet their lives are somehow link together, their hopes and dreams reincarnated from one generation to another. This ambitious script is based on a book by David Mitchell.

MPAA Rating: R for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use.

Why is Cloud Atlas rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Cloud Atlas is rated R for for violence, language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use.

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.

- 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.

Sexual Content:

- 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.

- Fondling.


- 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.

Cloud Atlas
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Suggestive Scene, Violence.
Alberta 14A Sexual Content, Violence, Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Brutal Violence, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A