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J. Edgar Hoover is best known for founding and being the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But there are many things about the man's personal life (as depicted in this biographically inspired movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio) that had the potential to reflect poorly on the image of the FBI.

MPAA Rating: R for brief strong language.

Why is J. Edgar rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: J. Edgar is rated R for for brief strong 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:


- Brief portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

- Depictions of fighting, shooting, beating and explosion.

- Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand conflict and weapons use (little blood or detail shown).

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


- One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Infrequent use of sexual slurs, mild sexual references, and profanity.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use.

J. Edgar
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Language May Offend.
Alberta PG Language May Offend.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children,Violence, Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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