Devil parents guide


Overall C

Based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan, this horror film places a group of people in a broken elevator. As they spend time closeted together, each begins to realize one of the company is a really a devil that intends the others harm.

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

Why is Devil rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Devil PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, thematic material and some language including sexual references.

Run Time: 81 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Devil rated PG-13? Devil is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence and disturbing images, thematic material and some language including sexual references.

Violence: Characters are stabbed, hung, electrocuted, and impaled after falling several stories. A man has his jugular vein slashed open. Blood is splattered and smeared over the inside of an elevator. A character is nearly crushed by a falling elevator. A man commits suicide by jumping from a high rise. A woman and child are killed in a gruesome car accident caused by a man who is drinking and driving.

Sexual Content: Characters engage in a conversation that includes a crude sexual remark. A woman wears a low cut top.

Language: The script includes less than a dozen each of scatological slang terms, profanities and terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character has open alcohol in a car while driving and causes an accident as a result of trying to drink it.

Other: Devilish images appear on a computer screen.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario 14A Frightening Scenes, Language May Offend.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "Devil"

Cast and Crew

Devil is directed by Drew Dowdle, John Erick Dowdle and stars Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Devil movie is December 21, 2010. Here are some details…

Devil release to DVD and Blu-ray on December 21, 2010, with the following bonus extras:.

- Deleted scenes

- The Story: Filmmakers discuss the elements that make for a thrilling story.

- Devil’s Meeting: A look at the mythology behind the film.

- The Night Chronicles: M. Night Shyamalan discusses his vision for his new venture: The Night Chronicles.

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