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The past comes back to haunt Jim Grant (Robert Redford) when investigative journalist Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) blows his cover as an attorney and exposes him as an anti-Vietnam War activist wanted for a bank robbery and murder that was committed thirty years before.

MPAA Rating: R for language.

Why is The Company You Keep rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Company You Keep is rated R for for 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:


- Portrayals of non-graphic violence, some in a civil unrest context.

- Several scenes of violence depicting beating and shooting.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and mild cursing.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Infrequent references to illegal drugs.

The Company You Keep
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba PG Coarse Language, Mature Theme.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
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