The Birth of a Nation parents guide

The Birth of a Nation

If peace won't work, try war.

Release date October 7, 2016

Based on the true story of Nat Turner (Nate Parker), this movie follows the literate black slave's attempt to preach peace to his angry fellows, until even he can no longer tolerate the mistreatment their people are enduring under white masters. Then he turns his talents to leading a rebellion.

Why is The Birth of a Nation rated R? The MPAA rated The Birth of a Nation R for disturbing violent content, and some brief nudity.

The Birth of a Nation
Rating & Content Info

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.

Why is The Birth of a Nation rated R? The Birth of a Nation is rated R by the MPAA for disturbing violent content, and some brief nudity.

- Frequent explicit violence.
- Depictions of lynching, decapitation, corpses and injury.
- Frequent portrayals of gun, hand-to-hand, and weapons violence, in a combat and/or slavery context.
- Some violent depictions involve children.
- Violent acts shown in realistic detail with blood and tissue damage.
- Torture.
- Upsetting or disturbing scenes.
- Gory and grotesque images.
- Infrequent references to sexual violence, with no detail.

Sexual Content:
- Breast nudity in a non-sexual context.
- Nudity in a brief sexual situation.
- Implied sexual activity.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Sexual references and innuendo.

Approximately 28 instances of coarse language including:
- Frequent use of racial slurs in a historical context.
- Infrequent mild cursing.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Tobacco use.
- Alcohol use.

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The Birth of a Nation
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Brutal Violence, Disturbing Content.
Manitoba 14A Mature Theme, Brutal Violence, Disturbing Content.
Ontario 14A Gory Scenes, Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Birth of a Nation movie is January 10, 2017. Here are some details…

Birth of a Nation releases to home video on January 10, 2017.