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Overall C

United 93 is a dramatized account of the events that took place aboard the ill-fated plane before it crashed into a vacant field in Pennsylvania on the unforgettable day of September 11, 2001.

Violence D
Sexual Content A
Profanity D-
Substance Use A-

MPAA Rating: R for language, and some intense sequences of terror and violence. Appeal planned.

Why is United 93 rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: United 93 is rated R for for language, and some intense sequences of terror and violence. Appeal planned.

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In an opening scene of the film, one naked hijacker is shown shaving his chest (no direct nudity is seen). He then tucks a knife into his belt before heading to the airport. Voices are raised once the air traffic controllers suspect one or more planes have been hijacked.

A man constructs a bomb and straps it to his chest. A flight attendant is attacked and a knife is held to her throat. Several men are brutally stabbed and beaten. Several characters are shown covered in blood. A group of passengers attack the hijackers using kitchen utensils and other objects on the plane. A man sprays a fire extinguisher into the faces of other passengers. The pilot wildly rocks the plane. Numerous profanities, including at least six uses of an extreme expletive, are used in the script along with repeated terms of Deity.

United 93
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Terrorism, coarse language.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Young Children. Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language. Not recommended for young children. Violence. Disturbing content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A Coarse Language, Not recommended for children.
Canadian Home Video 14A