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After surviving the horrors of World War II, Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) has trouble fitting back into civilian life until he meets a self-proclaimed philosopher (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and joins his controversial religious movement.

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, graphic nudity and language

Why is The Master rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Master is rated R for for sexual content, graphic nudity and 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:


- Portrayals of mild violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Detailed female frontal nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Portrayals of sexual activity with breast and buttock nudity shown..

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Crude content.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Fondling.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual or aggressive context.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, vulgar expressions, ethno-cultural slurs, and sexual language.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use

- Frequent portrayals of alcohol abuse.

The Master
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Coarse and Sexual Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Nudity, Sexual Content.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Sexual Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Nudity, Sexual Content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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