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Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) wants to get more experience as an agent in order to climb the CIA ladder. He gets that and more when the safe house he is babysitting is asked to watch Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington), a rogue operative with enemies on both sides of the law.

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence throughout and some language.

Why is Safe House rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Safe House is rated R for for strong violence throughout and some 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.

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

- Frequent depictions of fighting, beating, shooting, choking and stabbing, sometimes in a brutal context (some blood and detail shown).

- Depictions of torture.

- Disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Mild sexual references and innuendo.

- Limited embracing and kissing.


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

- Infrequent use of scatological slang and mild cursing.

Safe House
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children, Brutal Violence.
Ontario 14A Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A