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Twenty-eight years ago, aliens landed on Earth. To keep the Human population safe, the refugees were confined to an area in South Africa know as District 9. This segregation has caused controversy in the past, but it appears now that the volatile problem may be about to explode.

MPAA Rating: R for bloody violence and pervasive language.

Why is District 9 rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: District 9 is rated R for for bloody violence and pervasive 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:


- Frequent and prolonged depictions of explicit violence, including shootings, mutilation and dismemberment

- Frequent gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence (detailed portrayals of blood and gore).

- Detailed depictions of medical procedures (blood shown).

- Brief graphic portrayals of torture.

- Disturbing scenes and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Use of crude sexual language and references.

- Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions.


- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations in non-sexual contexts.

- Frequent use of profanities, including scatological slang and vulgar expressions.

- Frequent use of ethno-cultural slurs.

District 9
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Gory Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Gory Scenes.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Vulgar Language.
Martimes 14A
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