Picture from Les Miserables
Overall B

Finding no justice in the 19th century France legal system, an ex-convict Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) breaks parole to make a new life for himself. This movie is based on the hit stage musical that brings Victor Hugo's classic novel to life.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements.

Why is Les Miserables rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Les Miserables is rated PG-13 for for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements.

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Violence: Children throw rocks at a man and badger him. He is repeatedly hit and kicked. A man steals items from a church. Corpses are seen, along with numerous sick and impoverished people. A woman is attacked verbally and physically by other women. She is later forced to sell her hair and teeth before turning to prostitution to provide for her daughter. A woman slaps a man before being thrown in the streets. She later scratches the face of a man. Characters engage in a sword fight. A child is subjected to cruel treatment. A character spits in the face of another. During a standoff, frequent gunfire is depicted and numerous characters are shot and killed (with blood shown in the streets). An explosion is set off. A child is gunned down. Characters attempt to escape through a sewer. A police officer is captured and threatened with death by the rebels. A man commits suicide.

Sexual Content: A single mother is accused of sleeping around. An employer makes sexual invitations to an employee. Prostitutes wear revealing clothing. A man hires a prostitute (brief sexual activity is shown). Later a clothed woman is shown atop a man during intercourse. A woman rubs a man’s crotch and male buttock nudity is briefly shown.

Language: The script contains several vulgar and sexual comments, profanities, some terms of Deity and scatological slang.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters smoke and drink. Some drunken men are shown. Characters drink before a battle for courage.

Les Miserables
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Alberta PG Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba 14A
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Violence, Language May Offend.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG