Coriolanus parents guide


Release date January 19, 2012

Coriolanus is based on a Shakespearean play about the legendary Roman general Gaius Marcius Coriolanus. This adaption, set in modern times, stars Ralph Fiennes as Coriolanus, a fallen hero who joins forces with his previously sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to lead an attack on the city.

Why is Coriolanus rated R? The MPAA rated Coriolanus R for some bloody violence.

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 Coriolanus rated R? Coriolanus is rated R by the MPAA for some bloody violence.

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


- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner, with detail, blood and tissue damage.

- Frequent depictions of shooting, stabbing, fighting and explosion.

- Portrayal of suicide, with blood and some detail.

- Scenes containing some grotesque images.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.


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

Drug and Alcohol Use:

- Tobacco use.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children Violence Tobacco Use/Promotion
Ontario 14A Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Coriolanus is directed by Ralph Fiennes and stars Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox.

Shakespeare's play Coriolanus is a tragedy based on the life of Gaius Marcius Coriolanus.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Coriolanus movie is May 29, 2012. Here are some details…

Coriolanus is releasing to home video no May 29, 2012.

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Other modern adaptations of Shakespeare’s works are West Side Story, She’s The Man and Romeo and Juliet. The challenges of producing one of his plays are shown in Me and Orson Welles and Looking For Richard. And the authenticity of his penmanship is challenged in the historical drama Anonymous.