The Rite parents guide

The Rite

Overall C-

Although he is skeptical of the reality of demonic possession, an American seminary student (Colin O'Donoghue) attends several exorcisms performed by a believing priest (Anthony Hopkins).

Release date January 28, 2011

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

Why is The Rite rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Rite PG-13 for disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images, and language including sexual references.

Run Time: 114 minutes

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The Rite
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Rite rated PG-13? The Rite is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images, and language including sexual references.

Violence: A man in a mortuary prepares a suicide victim for burial. A cyclist is hit and killed by an automobile. Another deceased traffic accident victim is shown lying on the street. A man slaps a child and knocks her to the ground. A religious leader yells at and baits patrons. Characters undergo disturbing transformations and contortions, including spitting up blood and nails. A young boy’s bruised body is seen. Bloody images of a birth are portrayed along with the suggestion of a murder. Characters are choked. Other disturbing satanic images are depicted.

Sexual Content: One man questions another character’s sexual orientation and briefly talks about a crude form of castration. A girl admits her father raped her. Later she invites another man to rape her. Partial buttock nudity (in a nonsexual context) is briefly seen.

Language: The script contains one extreme sexual expletive and infrequent profanities, crude sexual terms and scatological slang. Several scenes contain crude sexual comments.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man drinks at home. A nun is briefly shown smoking.

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The Rite
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Children.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario 14A Frightening Scenes, Mature Theme.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

The Rite is directed by Mikael Håfström and stars Colin O'Donoghue, Anthony Hopkins, Ciarán Hinds.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Rite movie is May 17, 2011. Here are some details…

The Rite releases to home video on May 17, 2011, with the following bonus extras:

-  Alternate ending

- The Rite: Soldier of God (meet Father Gary Thomas, the Vatican-ordained exorcist whose life story inspired the film).

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The Vatican also serves as the setting for the movies The DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons. To learn more about this city/state, check out the documentary, Inside the Vatican.