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Based on the experiences of United Nations peacekeeper Kathryn Bolkovac (played by Rachel Weisz), The Whistleblower recounts her experiences in Bosnia. Originally sent to investigate human trafficking allegations, the former police officer becomes alarmed when she discovers many of the perpetrators of the sex crimes are her co-workers.

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content including a brutal sexual assault, graphic nudity and language

Why is The Whistleblower rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Whistleblower is rated R for for disturbing violent content including a brutal sexual assault, graphic 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:


- Frequent upsetting or disturbing scenes.

- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with details and blood.

- References to and portrayals of human trafficking.

- Brief nudity shown in the context of forced prostitution.

B- Depictions of beating, shooting and torture.

- Gory and grotesque images, including the portrayal of corpses.

- Frequent portrayals of fear and emotional suffering.

- Brief portrayals of sexual violence.

- Implied sexual activity.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Nudity in a brief sexual situation.

- Portrayals of breast, buttock, and female frontal nudity in a context of human trafficking.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

- Slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Alcohol and tobacco use.

The Whistleblower
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexual Content, Violence.
Alberta 14A Disturbing Content.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children, Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A