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An exploratory venture into an uncharted cave turns treacherous when a tropical storm hits, trapping a team of climbers inside. With supplies running low, the group is forced to find a new exit or suffer a watery death.

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

Why is Sanctum rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Sanctum is rated R for for language, some violence and disturbing images

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 and non-graphic violence.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Portrayals of drowning and fighting.

- Upsetting and disturbing scenes.

- Infrequent hand-to-hand violence and depiction of a gory injury.

- Frequent portrayals of death and corpses with some blood, wounds, detail shown.

- Pervasive peril to main characters.

- Frequent portrayals of emotional suffering.

Sexual Content:

- Mild sexual references.

- Buttock nudity shown in a non-sexual content.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Infrequent use of crude sexual language.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in non-sexual contexts.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions

- Slurs.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Gory Scenes, Not Recommended for Children.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
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