Calvary parents guide


A priest may face his own Calvary if he can't identify the man who wants to execute him.

A priest hears all kinds of things during confession but this is a new one for Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson). The stranger on the other side of the dark screen tells the man of God he wants to kill him.

Why is Calvary rated R? The MPAA rated Calvary R for sexual references, language, brief strong violence and some drug use.

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 Calvary rated R? Calvary is rated R by the MPAA for sexual references, language, brief strong violence and some drug use.

This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

- Frequent non-graphic violence.
- Brief explicit violence.
- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and gun violence (some involving animals) with some blood and detail shown.
- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner, with detail, blood and tissue damage.
- Infrequent, detailed descriptions of sexual assault involving children.
- Some grotesque images.
- Occasional upsetting or disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Embracing and kissing.

Approximately 35 instances of coarse language including
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, vulgar expressions, cursing, and sexual references.
- Slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Two scenes of drug use involving marijuana and cocaine.
- Alcohol abuse.
- Tobacco use.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content, Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Substance Abuse, Disturbing Content.
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Calvary"

Cast and Crew

Calvary is directed by John Michael McDonagh and stars Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Calvary movie is December 9, 2014. Here are some details…

Calvary releases to home video on December 9, 2014.

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Brendan Gleeson can also be seen as Alastor ‘Mad-Eye’ Moody in the Harry Potter franchise. Irish actor Chris O’Dowd puts in an appearance in Thor: The Dark World. And Kelly Reilly has roles in Heaven is for Real and Flight.

Some of the challenges of serving as a clergyman are depicted in Diary of a City Priest.

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