Syriana parents guide


Overall C

George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, and Alexander Siddig star as intertwining characters in this movie, which tries to untangle the political and economical motivations behind the complex world of the oil industry.

Release date December 8, 2005

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

Why is Syriana rated R? The MPAA rated Syriana R for violence and language.

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Syriana rated R? Syriana is rated R by the MPAA for violence and language.

Violence is sparse in this R-rated film, but what is included is intense. The most disturbing scene has a man tortured by having his fingernails pulled off (we see a quick glimpse and the bloody results). A small boy is accidentally electrocuted in a swimming pool, and a couple of other scenes show people being killed by explosions—including one initiated by a suicide bomber. Close to two-dozen sexual expletives are heard, half of these from one angry man, and a couple of others from a husband angry with his wife. Other incidental content includes some smoking and social drinking, and a man asking another if he has tried MDMA (Ecstasy). No sexual content was seen.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence, Coarse Language
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A Coarse Language.
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Syriana is directed by and stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Siddig.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Syriana movie is June 19, 2006. Here are some details…

Explore the secret world of Syriana with the following bonus extras included with the DVD release: Make a Change, Make a Difference (featurette), A Conversation with George Clooney (interview), deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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Political issues are part of the plot in other movies like Thirteen Days, Good Night and Good Luck (also starring George Clooney), and The Manchurian Candidate.