The Boxtrolls parents guide

The Boxtrolls

A surprise in every box.

Overall C+

A human boy (voice of Isaac Hempstead Wright) that was raised by an underground society of Boxtrolls, may be their best hope for stopping the persecution they endure from those who dwell above.

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

Why is The Boxtrolls rated PG? The MPAA rated The Boxtrolls PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor.

Run Time: 100 minutes

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The Boxtrolls
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is The Boxtrolls rated PG? The Boxtrolls is rated PG by the MPAA for action, some peril and mild rude humor.

Violence: Boxtroll characters in constant peril from humans. A man uses a large machine to in an attempt to exterminate the Boxtrolls. Frequent scenes show men shooting these little characters with a device that captures them (nets are also used). A pile of boxes, presumably with trolls hidden inside, is crushed. A human man is seen hanging upside down, his speech is scrambled and he appears deranged. His captor explains his brains are mixed up after hanging there for decades. Characters are electrocuted when they place knives and metal objects into a toaster and then pull the lever (these scenes are intended to be comedic). It is implied a human character is beaten with a wrench.

Sexual Content: The Boxtrolls are seen without their boxes—their nakedness is seen mostly from the rear. A man dresses as a woman in revealing clothes.

Language: A single term of deity is heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

Other: The Boxtrolls happily munch on a variety of insects… something parents may not want imitated in their home.

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The Boxtrolls
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G May Frighten Young Children.
Alberta PG
Manitoba G
Ontario G Some Scary Scenes, Cartoon/Animation Violence.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

News About "The Boxtrolls"

Cast and Crew

The Boxtrolls is directed by Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi and stars Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Boxtrolls movie is January 20, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Boxtrolls
Release Date: 20 January 2015
The Boxtrolls releases to home video (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy or Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following special features:
- Feature Commentary with Directors Graham Annable And Anthony Stacchi
- Preliminary Animatic Sequences with Optional Commentary by Annable and Stacchi
- Voicing The Boxtrolls
- Inside the Box
- The Big Cheese: Allergy Snatcher
- Deconstructing the Dance
- Think Big: The Mecha Drill
- The Nature of Creation
- Trolls Right Off the Tongue
- Allergic to Easy
- Let's Dance
- On the Shoulders of Giants

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