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Overall B

This drama is based on the life of Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), the founder of WikiLeaks. The film focuses on the relationship between him and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) and how the success of their websites leads to the failure of their friendship.

Violence C-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence.

Why is The Fifth Estate rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Fifth Estate is rated R for for language and some violence.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Violence: Brief explicit violence shows two men shot at point blank range (blood splatters and wounds are shown). News footage includes people being shot, harassed by officials, and civilian deaths in war zones. Characters fear their lives are in danger. Characters engage in illegal activities such as computer hacking and publicly posting classified information. A spy’s life is in peril when he faces exposure. Child abuse is alluded to.

Sexual Content: It is implied an unmarried couple are involved in a sexual relationship. A couple begins embracing, kissing and undressing—but are interrupted. Brief discussions about sex and sexual innuendo are included.

Language: At least six sexual expletives are heard, along with other profanities and terms of deity. Racial slurs are used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink frequently, sometimes to relieve stress. Infrequent tobacco use is depicted.

The Fifth Estate
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Mature Theme.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Graphic Violence.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A

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