Picture from The Prestige
Overall C+

Show business can be murder... and that is exactly what happens when the pursuit of fame and accolades engulfs the lives of aspiring prestidigitators, Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) who are competing for the status of London's most remarkable magician.

Violence D+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and disturbing images.

Why is The Prestige rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: The Prestige is rated PG-13 for for violence and disturbing images.

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This story of pursuing your passion at all costs is marred by disturbing images of people being drowned, shot, hung and disfigured as well as birds being crushed. The tension of deception both on the stage and at home causes some characters to turn to alcohol. The film also contains perceived moments of infidelity and brief discussions of sexual encounters.

The Prestige
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young ChildrenMature Theme. Not recommended for young children.-----
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Not Recommended for Children.
Quebec G Not Recommended for young children.
Martimes PG Mature Theme. Not recommended for young children.
Canadian Home Video PG