Rush parents guide


Speed and adrenaline combine for an explosive race track story

Overall C+

What drives a man to compete, even when the sport has almost killed him? This dramatization of the life of Niki Lauda (played by Daniel Brühl) looks at the career of the Formula 1 champion, the crash he endured, and his amazing comeback to challenge rival driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth).

Release date September 27, 2013

Violence C
Sexual Content D+
Profanity D
Substance Use D

Why is Rush rated R? The MPAA rated Rush R for sexual content, nudity, language, some disturbing images and brief drug use.

Run Time: 123 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Rush rated R? Rush is rated R by the MPAA for sexual content, nudity, language, some disturbing images and brief drug use.

Violence: Accidents on a Formula 1 race track depict a man covered in blood with a partial missing leg and a bone exposed; another corpse is briefly seen that appears to be decapitated. A car is engulfed in flames with a driver trapped inside. A man beats an arrogant reporter until his face is covered in blood. A married couple argues over the husband’s alcohol addiction. Bloody injuries and explicit medical procedures are realistically depicted.

Sexual Content: At least fours scenes depict a man in bed with a woman (in one the man is seen with two women). Sexual activity is simulated and implied. (Kissing, embracing, fondling, undressing and straddling are seen.) Male and female breast and buttock nudity is shown, sometimes in a sexual situation. One unmarried male character frequently seeks sexual relations from various women. Infidelity and adultery are discussed.

Language: Over a dozen sexual expletives are heard, including one used in a sexual context. Scatological slang, crude anatomical terms and religious names are used as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Illegal drug use is briefly depicted, including marijuana and cocaine. Many scenes include characters smoking tobacco. Characters drink alcohol frequently, often to the point of drunkenness, in social settings, at parties and to deal with disappointments. Substance abuse is referred to.

Other: A character is depicted vomiting on several occasions.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Scenes of Accident Trauma.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Violence, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language, Substance/Alcohol Abuse.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Disturbing Content.
Quebec G
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Rush"

Cast and Crew

Rush is directed by Ron Howard and stars Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Natalie Dormer.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Rush movie is January 28, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Rush

Release Date: 28 January 2014

Rush releases on home video (BlLu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Race for the Checkered Flag: The Making of Rush

- The Real Story of Rush

- Ron Howard - A Director’s Approach

- Deleted Scenes

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