Why is The Others rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Others is rated PG-13 for for thematic elements and frightening moments.
Overall: B Carved from typical “old house” movie ingredients, there are few horror movies that contain as little objectionable content for family viewing as this well constructed thriller about a mother and two children who detect the presence of ghostly spirits in their rambling mansion. However, parents with young children, or those who object to depictions of the supernatural (including a short séance scene) integrated with Christianity (specifically Catholicism), will likely find the entire theme unsuitable.
Violence: B The film contains general scare techniques including some “surprise” scenes, scary music and sounds, and photographs of dead people (the bodies are not gruesome or decaying). Also, in a couple of scenes a woman holds a gun and in another she shoots the gun at a person.
Sexual Content: B+ A woman undresses to her full-length slip in front of her husband. A sexual relationship is implied in a scene that shows a married couple kissing in bed.
Language: A- Other than one mild profanity, terms of Deity are used frequently but within a religious context.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A Character takes pills for migraine on a couple of occasions.
|British Columbia||PG||May Frighten Young Children|
|Alberta||PG||Frightening Scenes Throughout|
|Manitoba||Not Rated||Mature Theme|
|Quebec||Not Rated||Not Suitable for Children|
|Canadian Home Video||PG|