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Overall B-

The FBI think they have a lead on an ongoing case of corporate crime when Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon), one of the company's top executives, acts as an informant and agrees to gather evidence. However, as the investigation unfolds, Whitacre's spy aspirations and delusions of grandeur have the agents scratching their heads and trying to uncover the man's real reasons for becoming a whistleblower.

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

MPAA Rating: R for language.

Why is The Informant! rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Informant! is rated R for for language.

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Rated R in the US by the MPAA, this movie’s biggest content issue is language. The sexual expletive is used at least nine times, along with about a dozen scatological references, a few crude anatomical terms and a half-dozen mild profanities and terms of deity. Violence involves the theme of dishonesty and some mild verbal threats. Sexual content is limited to a woman who pulls a tissue from her blouse (presumably in her bra) to blow her nose, a couple of very brief moments of innuendo and characters seen in a revealing skirt and swimwear. A comment about drugs is heard. A few portrayals of social drinking are included.

The Informant!
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Mature Theme.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language.
Quebec G
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A