Picture from The Passion of the Christ
Overall B+

Because of its violent and graphic depictions, The Passion of the Christ is not a film for the whole family. But Mel Gibson's visual retelling of the agony of the cross may give some older viewers an appreciation for the suffering endured by Jesus.

Violence D
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: R for sequences of graphic violence.

Why is The Passion of the Christ rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Passion of the Christ is rated R for for sequences of graphic violence.

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.
The Passion of the Christ
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence, May Offend Some Religious Groups
Alberta 18A Brutal and Gory Violence, Disturbing Content
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence
Ontario 18A Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes
Quebec 13+ Violence
Martimes 18A Extreme Violence.
Canadian Home Video 18A

Related news about The Passion of the Christ

Easter Movie Ideas

Easter Movie Ideas

Here is a basketful of Easter movie ideas to share with your family.

11 Bible-based Movies for Families

11 Bible-based Movies for Families

We've rounded up some other Bible-based movies your family might like...