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The Thing

A group of scientists (Ulrich Thomsen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton) are excited to discover an alien life form frozen in the ice of Antarctica. But their wildest imaginings about the mysterious creature don't prepare them for the horror that awaits when the monster suddenly comes to life and begins preying upon them. Get the movie review and more. »


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Violence: --
Sexual Content: --
Language: --
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 103
Theater Release: 14 Oct 2011
Video Release: 31 Jan 2012
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is The Thing Rated R?

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence, with blood and tissue damage shown.

- Violent acts depicted in a realistic manner with details and extreme brutality.

- Frequent portrayals of creature, gun, and weapons violence, with blood, gore and detail.

- Frequent nightmarish and frightening images, often in a transformation context, with blood, gore and detail.

- Several scenes of explicit violence depicting mutilation, impalement, dismemberment and burning.

- Frequent disturbing scenes.

- Frequent gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Mild sexual language and references.


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

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

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.

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