Queen of Katwe

A bright mind can shine anywhere.

Overall A

A talent for the game of chess gives an impoverished girl (Madina Nalwanga) from Uganda a chance to change her world. This movie is based on a true story of Phiona Mutesi.

Violence B-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity A-
Substance Use A

Why is Queen of Katwe rated PG? The MPAA rated Queen of Katwe PG for thematic elements, an accident scene and some suggestive material

Run Time: 124 minutes

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Queen of Katwe
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Why is Queen of Katwe rated PG? Queen of Katwe is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic elements, an accident scene and some suggestive material

Violence: A character is accidentally hit by a passing vehicle; the resulting bloody injuries require surgery (which is briefly depicted) even though no anesthetic is available. A flood destroys property and places a child in peril when water pours through a makeshift home. A family is locked out of their home after failing to pay their rent, and forced to live on the streets. A mother and children have some verbal disagreements. Some bullying occurs between children. Prejudice between different classes of society is portrayed.

Sexual Content: The script includes discussions about women offering favors in exchange for men providing money. A young woman leaves home with a man who promises her gifts – she later returns alone and discloses she is pregnant. A baby is born out of wedlock. A girl is seen in slightly revealing clothing, and comments are made about her selling herself.

Language: Name-calling occurs.

Drug and Alcohol Use: None noted.

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Queen of Katwe
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG
Alberta G
Manitoba G
Ontario PG Mature Theme.
Quebec G
Martimes G
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News About "Queen of Katwe"

Cast and Crew

Queen of Katwe is directed by Mira Nair and stars Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga.

Learn about the real Phiona Mutesi.

Home Video

Related home video titles:

Another youngster shows an unusual talent for chess in Searching For Bobby Fischer. A disadvantaged youth practices to become a champion speller in Akeelah and the Bee.