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Overall B-

After escaping from a concentration camp in Siberia during WWII, a small and desperate group of prisoners (some of whom are played by Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell and Saoirse Ronan) walk over 4000 miles through unforgiving wilderness to try to find freedom and safety in India.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C-
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent content, depiction of physical hardships, a nude image and brief strong language.

Why is The Way Back rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: The Way Back is rated PG-13 for for violent content, depiction of physical hardships, a nude image and brief strong language.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Violence: Men in a Soviet-era prison utter threats and break into fights. One man is stabbed by another who wants his sweater so he may trade it for food. Men are threatened with guns and torture by prison guards. Men are depicted dying in a blizzard. Characters provide verbal descriptions of torture and death. Characters on a journey are often starving, exhausted or in desperate need of water—makeup effects create believable representations of their state. An animal carcass is rapidly consumed by starving people—blood is seen. Other animals are consumed for food.

Sexual Content: Drawn images of nude women are seen briefly on two occasions. A naked female figure is seen on a Christian cross. Men without shirts are shown.

Language: Two sexual expletives are seen in English subtitles—presumably the equivalent word is spoken in another language. Infrequent mild profanities and a crude anatomical term are heard.

Drugs/Alcohol: Some characters are seen smoking. A bottle of alcohol is consumed.

The Way Back
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario 14A Language May Offend. Disturbing Content.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A