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Epic-style war explodes in 208 A.D. China when General Cao Cao (Zhang Fengyi) gets permission from his Emperor to put together a powerful army to fight against two rebel warlords (You Yong and Chang Chen) threatening the Han Dynasty.

MPAA Rating: R for sequences of epic warfare.

Why is Red Cliff rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Red Cliff is rated R for for sequences of epic warfare.

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 portrayals of graphic violence, including depictions of fighting, swordplay, impalement, dismemberment, explosions and combat.

- Frequent portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Occasional disturbing scenes including detailed depictions of corpses.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Portrayal of sexual activity.

- Nudity seen in a brief sexual situation.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual innuendo.


- Occasional use of mild profanities.

Red Cliff
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frequent Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence.
Ontario 14A Violence, Subtitled.
Quebec 13+
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A