Elysium parents guide


Release date August 9, 2013

The class system has reached universal proportions in this dystopian tale of a future Earth that has become so polluted that all who can afford to do so live on a man-made space station instead. That leaves only the poor on the planets surface -- an injustice Max De Costa (Matt Damon) determines to change.

Why is Elysium rated R? The MPAA rated Elysium R for strong bloody violence and language throughout

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 Elysium rated R? Elysium is rated R by the MPAA for strong bloody violence and language throughout

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.

- Depictions of fighting, beating, shooting, stabbing, dismemberment, mutilation and explosion.

- Frequent gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence (sometimes involving children),with blood, gore and some detail.

- Frequent non-graphic violence.

- Frequent explicit violence.

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.


Approximately 185 instances of coarse language:

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

- Infrequent use of scatological slang and vulgar expressions.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Smoking.

- Substance abuse.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Gory Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Brutal Violence, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Elysium is directed by Neill Blomkamp and stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Elysium movie is December 17, 2013. Here are some details…

Elysium releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) om December 17, 2013.

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Other dystopian tales featuring mankind settling elsewhere in the universe because Earth has been destroyed include After Earth, Oblivion and WALL-E.