Picture from Scoop
Overall B

Woody Allen plays a magician named Sid Waterman, who gets tangled up in a plot to capture a suspected serial killer (Hugh Jackman), hatched by a conniving journalism student (Scarlett Johansson) eager to get the Scoop on a career-making story.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content.

Why is Scoop rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Scoop is rated PG-13 for for some sexual content.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

The biggest issue for parents with this PG-13 film will be the principal female character’s casual attitude toward sex. A student journalist, she’s willing to sleep with men to capture a promising story. However, no sexual activity is seen and verbal descriptions are not at all explicit. Discussions about a serial killer are included, a drowning is depicted, and a woman is killed during the course of the movie (again, nothing is show on screen). Social drinking is seen, as is a comical depiction of the afterlife, including the “grim reaper.” A few mild profanities and terms of Christian deity are heard.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.Mature Theme.-----
Ontario PG Mature Theme.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG