Dark Skies parents guide

Dark Skies

Overall C

The Barret family (Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton) thought they were just typical suburbanites... until strange things started happening. Now they fear they have been chosen by some mysterious force that is intent on destroying them.

Release date February 21, 2013

Violence C-
Sexual Content C
Profanity C+
Substance Use D+

Why is Dark Skies rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Dark Skies PG-13 for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language - all involving teens.

Run Time: 95 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Dark Skies rated PG-13? Dark Skies is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language - all involving teens.

Violence: Characters lie on several occasions. Children overhear their parents arguing. Birds fly into a house killing themselves and leaving bloody marks. Characters experience moments of terror and peril. A woman bangs her head on a window until it breaks. Blood pours from a man’s nose. Characters have seizures or become paralyzed. Children are shown with bruises or other markings on their body and their parents are accused of abuse. A boy shoots another teen with a dart gun. A man attacks a boy and begins hitting him. He is attacked and punched in the face by another man. A man fires a gun. A woman uses a large kitchen knife as a weapon. A teen and his father argue. A dead character is seen lying in a pool of blood. A man in a room with blood-splattered walls shoots himself. (Shooting takes place off-screen.) Characters are threatened on numerous occasions.

Sexual Content: Teens watch part of a porn movie that includes groping and some sexual sounds. A boy later gropes a girl’s breast in the same manner. Teens kiss. A married couple kisses and is shown kissing and cuddling under the sheets. A man talks about spicing up the couple’s sex life. A boy brags about his female conquests. A teen uses crude terms to describe sexual activity and anatomy. A bare buttock is seen in a photo. Sounds of sexual activity are heard.

Language: The script includes infrequent scatological slang and profanities, as well as crude sexual language and terms.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A teen brings illegal drugs to share with his friends. He is later seen running wildly around the living room. A woman takes prescription drugs to deal with stress. Adults drink at a dinner party. A man smokes.

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Dark Skies
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes, Gory Scenes.
Manitoba 14A Frightening Scenes.
Ontario 14A Frightening Scenes, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Dark Skies is directed by Scott Charles Stewart and stars Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, J.K. Simmons .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Dark Skies movie is May 28, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Dark Skies

Release Date: 28 May 2013

Dark Skies releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Combo Pack) with the following extras:

- Audio Commentary

- Deleted/Alternate Scenes

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