Why is Prisoners rated R?
Official MPAA Rating: Prisoners is rated R for for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout.
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Frequent explicit violence.
- Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, with blood and some brutal detail.
- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with details, blood and tissue damage.
- Brief portrayal of suicide with blood and detail.
- Depictions of fighting, beating, torture and shooting.
- Disturbing scenes / adverse psychological impact.
- Gory and grotesque images.
- Mild sexual references and language.
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang and vulgar expressions.