Ender’s Game parents guide

Ender’s Game

What a way to justify hours of video game playing

Overall B+

Earth was invaded once by an alien force, clever enough to understand human strengths and capitalize on their weaknesses. The survivors of that attack are determined to never let it happen again so they are training a different type of leader. Their most promising recruit is a young boy named Ender (Asa Butterfield).

Release date November 1, 2013

Violence C
Sexual Content A
Profanity B
Substance Use A

Why is Ender’s Game rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Ender’s Game PG-13 for some violence, sci-fi action and thematic material.

Run Time: 114 minutes

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Ender’s Game
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is Ender’s Game rated PG-13? Ender’s Game is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some violence, sci-fi action and thematic material.

Violence: Young characters often engage in verbal conflicts, some of which escalate to fights. The protagonist is the target of bullying by classmates and an older brother. A bully, along with other cohorts, provokes another boy and challenges him to a fight; the boy accepts and, after hitting the bully with an object and knocking him to the floor, continues to kick and hit him. Later an adult mentor rewards him for this behavior. A male sibling pushes his smaller brother on to a bed and begins to strangle him with his hands, but eventually lets go. After a verbal altercation two boys begin fighting in a shower room; one boy hits his head on the floor causing severe trauma; we later see him receiving medical help. Children are often placed in harms way and are subjected to verbal military discipline in a society where adults are relying on children to fight battles against an alien enemy.

Sexual Content: None noted.

Language: A crude male anatomical term is heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

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Ender’s Game
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Violence, Not Recommended For Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Disturbing Content.
Ontario PG Violence, Not Recommended for Children.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Ender’s Game"

Cast and Crew

Ender’s Game is directed by Gavin Hood and stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Ender’s Game movie is February 11, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Ender’s Game

Release Date: 11 February 2014

Ender’s Game releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Deleted/Extended Scenes with Audio Commentary with Director Gavin Hood

- Feature-length Audio Commentary with Producers Gigi Pritzker and Bob Orci

- “Ender’s World: The Making of Ender’s Game” 8-part featurette

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Asa Buterfield also stars in the movie Hugo and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Other scripts featuring children with unusual talents and/or asked to do extraordinary things include Race to Witch Mountain, The Hunger Games and The Incredibles.

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