Drive parents guide


Release date September 16, 2011

Ryan Gosling plays a driver for hire whose jobs range from movie stuntman to steering a getaway car. Usually aloof, he makes an uncharacteristically neighborly offer to a woman and her son (Carey Mulligan and Kaden Leos) that need a ride home. This friendly gesture proves the beginning of a dangerous journey for all three of them.

Why is Drive rated R? The MPAA rated Drive R for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity.

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 Drive rated R? Drive is rated R by the MPAA for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity.

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


- Visually explicit portrayals of violence, including a shooting and beating.

- Depictions of shooting, stabbing and fighting.

- Frequent graphic violence and brutal detail.

- Detailed gory and grotesque images.

- Upsetting and disturbing scenes.

- Depiction of an automobile accident.

Sexual Content:

- Several scenes of breast nudity shown in a non-sexual context.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context,

- Infrequent use of scatological slang and ethno-cultural slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- References to drugs and alcohol.

- Tobacco use.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence.
Ontario 18A Coarse Language, GOry Scenes, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A

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We do not have a full review for Drive because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have some information about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the Content Details section.

News About "Drive"

Cast and Crew

Drive is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston.

This movie is based on a book by James Sallis.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Drive movie is January 31, 2012. Here are some details…

Drive releases to home video on January 31, 2012.

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