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As if cold war suspicions weren't enough, British Intelligence officers fear they have a mole in their midst. Former operative George Smiley (Gary Oldman) comes out of retirement, and with the help of a young agent (Benedict Cumberbatch), begins to investigate the four top suspects (played by Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Ciaran Hinds and David Dencik).

MPAA Rating: R for violence, some sexuality/nudity and language.

Why is Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is rated R for for violence, some sexuality/nudity 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:


- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

- Frequent portrayals of and references to gun, weapons and hand-to-hand violence, sometimes in a torture context (with some blood and detail shown)>

- Depictions of shooting and beating.

- Infrequent portrayals of corpses, with blood, gore and detail.

Sexual Content:

- Breasts, buttock and genitalia nudity seen in a sexual context.

—Simulated and implied sexual activity.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual references an innuendo.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing and profanity.

- Infrequent use of ethno-cultural slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Frequent tobacco use.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Gory Scenes.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A