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Overall C-

Although he is skeptical of the reality of demonic possession, an American seminary student (Colin O'Donoghue) attends several exorcisms performed by a believing priest (Anthony Hopkins).

Violence C
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C-
Substance Use B

Why is The Rite rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: The Rite is rated PG-13 for for disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images, and language including sexual references.

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Violence: A man in a mortuary prepares a suicide victim for burial. A cyclist is hit and killed by an automobile. Another deceased traffic accident victim is shown lying on the street. A man slaps a child and knocks her to the ground. A religious leader yells at and baits patrons. Characters undergo disturbing transformations and contortions, including spitting up blood and nails. A young boy’s bruised body is seen. Bloody images of a birth are portrayed along with the suggestion of a murder. Characters are choked. Other disturbing satanic images are depicted.

Sexual Content: One man questions another character’s sexual orientation and briefly talks about a crude form of castration. A girl admits her father raped her. Later she invites another man to rape her. Partial buttock nudity (in a nonsexual context) is briefly seen.

Language: The script contains one extreme sexual expletive and infrequent profanities, crude sexual terms and scatological slang. Several scenes contain crude sexual comments.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man drinks at home. A nun is briefly shown smoking.