Picture from Creation
Overall B

Charles Darwin is remembered as the father of the theory of evolution. But this dramatization of his life looks at the naturalist (played by Paul Bettany) as a father who has lost a child (Martha West), and a husband who is in danger of losing his wife (Jennifer Connelly) as he formulates his controversial manuscript, The Origin of Species.

Violence B-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B+
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some intense thematic material.

Why is Creation rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Creation is rated PG-13 for for some intense thematic material.

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Charles’s office and workspace are filled with bottles of fetuses and other specimens. Animals are killed and cooked to reveal their bone structures. A bird has its neck snapped. Depictions of decaying animals are shown, along with creatures being killed and eaten by others. Indigenous children are bought from their parents and taken to England to be "civilized". Adults on the island are shown wearing only loincloths and very little other clothing. Rear buttock nudity of children and adult males is seen in non-sexual contexts. Characters are subjected to a variety of medical procedures including the ingestion of mercury and water cures (which, among other things, involved dousing the patient with gallons of cold water). A naked boy dying of smallpox is seen along with the portrayal of another child’s death. A character uses laudanum on several occasions to relieve pain. Tensions are portrayed between a married couple as well as parents and children.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Mature Theme.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG