Mad Max: Fury Road parents guide

Mad Max: Fury Road

Expect road rage, burning sand and flying bullets.

Overall C

In a future where the Earth is left a barren desert, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) and his traveling companion Furiosa (Charlize Theron), cross the sands and battle other nomads while searching for a better world.

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

Why is Mad Max: Fury Road rated R? The MPAA rated Mad Max: Fury Road R for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images.

Run Time: 120 minutes

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Mad Max: Fury Road
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Mad Max: Fury Road rated R? Mad Max: Fury Road is rated R by the MPAA for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images.

Violence: Violent altercations, including the abuse of humanity, are depicted throughout this movie. Many characters are beaten, impaled, shot, run over by vehicles and injured in other disturbing ways. Women are depicted in abusive relationships with men, including one male character that has forced various women to be polygamous wives. A character is branded with a hot iron. A mask, permanently attached to a character’s face, is torn off in an accident and we briefly see the ripped and bloodied results. A character is referred to as a “blood bag” and has an intravenous tube permanently attached that is used to transfuse blood to others. A hand and a head are impaled by a long nail. A character attempts a suicide explosion. A pregnant woman falls from a speeding vehicle; later characters report that she was run over. A man performs a Cesarean section on a woman in the back of a vehicle; no details are shown except for him cutting the umbilical cord.

Sexual Content: A brief scene shows a group of lactating women in a room, each one is connected to a device that appears to be collecting their milk. One female in the background is holding a baby and her naked breasts are briefly seen. Discussions of using women for breeding are heard. Some women are seen in bikini-like clothing.

Language: A single sexual expletive is heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

Other Content: Characters spray silver chrome paint over their mouths. Characters sip gasoline and spray it into engine air intakes to boost the speed of their vehicle.

From the Studio:

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. - Written by Production

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Mad Max: Fury Road
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frequent Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence, Not Recommended For Children.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children, Violence, Disturbing Scenes.
Ontario 14A Gory Scenes, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Cast and Crew

Mad Max: Fury Road is directed by George Miller and stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Mad Max: Fury Road movie is September 1, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Mad Max: Fury Road
Release Date: 1 September 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy, or Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following bonus extras:
- Maximum Fury: Filming Fury Road
- Mad Max: Fury on Four Wheels
- The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa
- The Tools of the Wasteland
- The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome
- Fury Road: Crash & Smash
- Deleted Scenes

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