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Overall B

Isolated in a mist-shrouded mansion, a mother (Nichole Kidman) cares for her children, who have a disease that makes them unable to withstand bright light. Strange things begin to happen as they dwell in the dark --forcing the family to realizes they are not as alone as they believed.

Violence B
Sexual Content B-
Profanity A-
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and frightening moments.

Why is The Others rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: The Others is rated PG-13 for for thematic elements and frightening moments.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

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.

The Others
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG May Frighten Young Children
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes Throughout
Manitoba Not Rated Mature Theme
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated Not Suitable for Children
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG