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When Kate and John Coleman (Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard) adopt a child, they are hoping Ester (Isabella Fuhrman) will help ease the grief they feel over the loss of their baby. But instead the arrival of this Orphan introduces the family to pain and horror beyond anything than they have ever imagined.

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language.

Why is Orphan rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Orphan is rated R for for disturbing violent content, some sexuality 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:


- Frequent portrayals of non-graphic violence

- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence.

- Frequent gun, weapons, and brutal hand-to-hand violence..

- Frequent disturbing scenes, along with portrayals of emotional and psychological suffering.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Bullying

Sexual Content:

- Implied sexual activity.

- Embracing, kissing and fondling.

- Mild sexual references and language.

- Limited instances of brief simulated sexual activity.

- Infrequent depictions of print pornography and sexual imagery (breast and female frontal nudity shown).


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Infrequent use of profanity, vulgar expressions and slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Some substance abuse and tobacco use.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Alberta 18A
Manitoba 18A Violence, Gory Scenes.
Ontario 14A Sexual Content, Violence, Language May Offend.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 18A