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Ryan Gosling plays a driver for hire whose jobs range from movie stuntman to steering a getaway car. Usually aloof, he makes an uncharacteristically neighborly offer to a woman and her son (Carey Mulligan and Kaden Leos) that need a ride home. This friendly gesture proves the beginning of a dangerous journey for all three of them.

MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity.

Why is Drive rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Drive is rated R for for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity.

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:


- Visually explicit portrayals of violence, including a shooting and beating.

- Depictions of shooting, stabbing and fighting.

- Frequent graphic violence and brutal detail.

- Detailed gory and grotesque images.

- Upsetting and disturbing scenes.

- Depiction of an automobile accident.

Sexual Content:

- Several scenes of breast nudity shown in a non-sexual context.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context,

- Infrequent use of scatological slang and ethno-cultural slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- References to drugs and alcohol.

- Tobacco use.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence.
Ontario 18A Coarse Language, GOry Scenes, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A