Arrival

First impressions are everything.

Overall B+

Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is a linguist expert. And it is she the American army asks to be their translator when alien spacecraft arrive on Earth. But it is not just her possible ability to make contact with the strangers that is important. It is also urgent that she represent the peaceful intentions of the human race, before other less-patient nations ruin everyone's chances of surviving this close encounter.

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

Why is Arrival rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Arrival PG-13 for brief strong language.

Run Time: 116 minutes

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Why is Arrival rated PG-13? Arrival is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for brief strong language.

Violence:
News of the arrival of alien spacecraft causes worldwide alarm. Crowds panic and riot. Their fear results in paranoia, car crashes, property damage, looting and the mass suicide of a religious cult. Security guards and army personnel carry guns. Characters are threatened with weapons. Explosions occur. Characters fall from a height and sustain minor injuries. A parent plays cowboys with a child and uses her fingers as guns. The death of a child causes grief.

Sexual Content:
Characters embrace. A husband asks his wife if she would like to make a baby. A character vomits.

Profanity:
A strong sexual expletive is used once. Mild swear words and terms of deity are heard infrequently.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
Character drinks wine in a couple of scenes. One drinks alone while feeling melancholy. Characters receive vaccines, blood tests and other medical treatment.

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Arrival
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend, Some Scary Scenes.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Arrival is directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker.

Home Video

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A hostile group of aliens invade the Earth in the 1996 movie The Arrival. A small group of peace-seeking scientists try to hold back a gun toting army when they encounter a former enemy from space in Independence Day: Resurgence.

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