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Just because Simon (James McAvoy) can't remember the details of the thief of a painting, doesn't mean he isn't in trouble with the other criminals involved in the robbery. He hopes the skill of a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) will jog his memory and save his life.

MPAA Rating: R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, and language.

Why is Trance rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Trance is rated R for for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, some grisly images, 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:


- Brief visually explicit violence.

- Depictions of beating, fighting, shooting, choking and mutilation.

- Domestic violence, with blood, brutality, and some detailed wounds shown.

- Prolonged and graphic portrayal of torture and brutality (suffering and blood shown).

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity, with breast nudity and some detail shown.

- Infrequent male buttock and female frontal nudity (depicting breasts, buttocks and genitalia) in a non-sexual context.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Fondling

- Sexual innuendo and references.

- Simulated and implied sexual activity


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Infrequent use of profanity

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- -References to drugs, alcohol or tobacco use.

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