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Overall C+

In this Steven Spielberg adaptation of this classic H.G. Wells' novel, Tom Cruise takes on the role of a divorced dad trying to protect his children (played by Justin Chatwin and Dakota Fanning) from the unthinkable --an attack of aliens beings from another world.

Violence D
Sexual Content A
Profanity C
Substance Use B+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing images.

Why is War of the Worlds (2005) rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: War of the Worlds (2005) is rated PG-13 for for frightening sequences of sci-fi violence and disturbing images.

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War of the Worlds (2005)
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A frightening scenes; coarse language
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children
Manitoba 14A VIOLENCE. DISTURBING CONTENT.
Ontario 14A VIOLENCE.DISTURBING CONTENT.
Quebec 13+
Martimes PG Frightening Scenes.
Canadian Home Video 14A

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