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In a frozen and post-apocalyptic world, a father (Viggo Mortensen) and his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) set out on a long road in search of life or anything like it.

MPAA Rating: R for some violence, disturbing images and language.

Why is The Road rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Road is rated R for for some violence, disturbing images and 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:


- Portrayals of graphic violence, with occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Occasional upsetting or disturbing scenes, including portrayals of suffering and extreme distress, some of which involve children.

- Frequent nightmarish images, including detailed portrayals of corpses.

Sexual Content:

- Buttock nudity seen in a non-sexual context.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Mild sexual innuendo.


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive and variations.

- Infrequent profanity and cursing.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use