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Overall B-

Teased by his family and peers, Norman (voice of Kodi Smit-McPhee) feels the only friends he has are the dead people he can inexplicably see. But his unusual gift might make him a hero if he has the courage to stop a witch's curse that his ghost buddies have warned him about.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B
Profanity B
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.

Why is ParaNorman rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: ParaNorman is rated PG for for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.

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.

Violence: Frequent scenes of gruesome images include corpses and zombies with dismembered body parts. Zombies are hit by cars and subjected to other violence. Townspeople threaten to burn a building with children inside. A horror movie within this film depicts a zombie eating brains. A teacher calls her students “useless.” A witch attacks a young boy.

Sexual Content: A girl fawns over a shirtless boy. A boy is caught freeze-framing an aerobics video—we see a woman clothed in exercise wear. A boy reveals his sexual orientation when he mentions he has a boyfriend.

Language: A mild rude term for female breasts, a mild profanity and a term of Christian deity are heard.

Drugs/Alcohol: None noted.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Frightening Scenes.
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children
Manitoba PG Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Some Scary Scenes, Cartoon/Animation Action.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG