Why is Sinister rated R?
Official MPAA Rating: Sinister is rated R for for disturbing violent images and some terror.
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Several intense and suspenseful frightening scenes.
- Depictions of hanging, burning, drowning, throat-slitting and mutilation.
- Frequent explicit violence shown with realistic detail, blood and tissue damage.
- Infrequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence (usually in a supernatural context), often involving children.
- Nightmarish imagery.
- Detailed disturbing scenes.
- Gory and grotesque images.
- May have an adverse psychological impact.
- Infrequent use of profanity and mild cursing.
- Embracing and kissing.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Tobacco use.
- Alcohol abuse.