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This R rated drama follows the intrigue and covert behavior of Edward Bell Wilson (played by Matt Damon), a Yale graduate and patriotic American who is recruited into the OSS (the Office of Strategic Services), which later becomes known as the CIA (the Central Intelligence Agency).

Why is The Good Shepherd rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Good Shepherd is rated R for for some violence, sexuality and language.

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Content Information:

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Some upsetting or disturbing scenes.

- Depictions of torture, suicide and corpses (blood shown).

- Occasional weapons use and hand-to-hand violence (blood shown).

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

Breast and buttock nudity shown in a non-sexual context

- Implied sexual activity (no nudity shown).

Language:

- Use coarse language (including the sexual expletive) and racial slurs.

Drug and Alcohol Use:

- Frequent depictions of smoking and tobacco use.

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