Picture from Prometheus

After discovering a star map in a futuristic world, a group of scientists set out on an intergalactic expedition with high hopes of discovering more about an alien life form. But they soon realize they have initiated a threat against their home planet.

MPAA Rating: R for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language.

Why is Prometheus rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Prometheus is rated R for for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent explicit violence, with gory and grotesque images.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner, with detail, blood and tissue damage.

- Depictions of beating, shooting, burning, mutilation, decapitation and explosion.

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Frequent weapons and hand-to-hand violence.

- Infrequent portrayals of medical procedures, with some blood and detail shown.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


- One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and profanity.

- Infrequent mild sexual references.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Gory Scenes, Disturbing Content.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children, Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes.
Ontario 14A Frightening Scenes, Gory Scenes, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Horror.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A