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Still shot from the movie: The Time Machine (1960).

The Time Machine (1960)

In the adaptation of H.G. Wells' famous novel, an eccentric inventor explores the future in his time machine. A cannibalistic society and some very brief fighting scenes are the only content concerns for this fun yet thought provoking science fiction classic. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 103
Theater Release: 01 Aug 1960
Video Release: 03 Oct 2000
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is The Time Machine (1960) Rated G?


Overall B+

In the adaptation of H.G. Wells’ famous novel, an eccentric inventor explores the future in his time machine. A cannibalistic society and some very brief fighting scenes are the only content concerns for this fun yet thought provoking science fiction classic.

Violence: B-

The sixties-style violence is quite tame: sometimes the music (and our description) sounds scarier than the action. Very brief scenes of the effects of war, such as bombs exploding and buildings blowing up. Character nearly drowns. Skeletons are shown. Brief scenes implying injury or death of characters from mild hand-to-hand fighting, falling off a ledge, slamming into rock wall, and one catching on fire. Blood shown only once (dripping from mouth of dying character). Time-lapse photography of decaying corpse.

Sexual Content: A-

A mannequin is dressed and undressed multiple times. Character kisses another’s cheek.

Language: A-

At least: 1 mild profanity, 2 terms of Deity used as expletives.

Drugs/Alcohol: B

Cigars and drinks served at social occasions.

Miscellaneous Concerns:

Implied cannibalism.

 

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