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Knowingly ignoring legal and ethical practices, scientists Clive and Elsa (Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley) splice together DNA samples from humans and animals. Their excitement over the birth of the resulting creature (played by Delphine Chanéac) is short lived however when the winged, female entity unexpectedly turns hostile.

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence and language.

Why is Splice rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Splice is rated R for for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence 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:


- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Upsetting or disturbing scenes, including nightmarish and frightening images.

- Portrayals of graphic violence.

- Frequent depictions of creature and weapons violence, as well as stabbings (blood and some impact shown).

Sexual Content:

- Breast nudity seen in non-sexual contexts.

- Portrayals of simulated sexual activity (breast, buttock and female frontal nudity shown).

- Portrayal of sexual assault (shown in some detail, but with no nudity).

- Embracing and kissing.

- Implied sexual activity.


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

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity and vulgar expressions.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Alberta 18A Sexual Content, Disturbing Content.
Manitoba 14A Gory Scenes, Sexual Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 18A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A