The Time Machine (2002) parents guide

The Time Machine (2002)

Overall B-

Release date March 3, 2002

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

Why is The Time Machine (2002) rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Time Machine (2002) PG-13

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The Time Machine (2002)
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Time Machine (2002) rated PG-13? The Time Machine (2002) is rated PG-13 by the MPAA

Overall: B-

Aimed at an older audience, this adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel includes some graphic and intense violence but offers plenty of fodder for discussion about humanity’s ability to succeed in the future without causing its own destruction, as well as the cost of curiosity.

Violence: C-

Man threatens characters with gun. Character is shot, blood shown. Character killed in accident. Cities are destroyed. Character hits head during explosion, some blood shown. Character has eerie dream. Intense and extended scenes of grotesque characters attacking others are depicted. Characters fight, kick and chase others with fire. Bloody knives, hooks, and table are shown. Character falls into a pit of blood and bones. Characters are shown disintegrating. Characters involved in graphic hand to hand combat including the use of a knife. Massive complex explodes killing many.

Sexual Content: B-

Man realizes he is naked, only bare chest shown. Characters wear slightly revealing clothing.


Language: B-

Includes at least one moderate and three mild profanities, along with two terms of Deity used as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A

None noted.


Miscellaneous Concerns:

Cannibalism is implied.


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The Time Machine (2002)
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated Violence
Alberta PG Frightening Scenes, Not Suitable for Younger Children
Manitoba Not Rated Frightening Scenes.
Ontario Not Rated Frightening Scenes, Violence
Quebec G Not Suitable for Young Children
Martimes PG Frightening Scenes
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Cast and Crew

The Time Machine (2002) is directed by and stars Guy Pearce.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Time Machine (2002) movie is July 22, 2002. Here are some details…

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For a less violent adaptation of H.G. Wells’ story, try the 1960 Time Machine. Both the 1968 and 2001 versions of Planet Of The Apes show a society where humans and animals have undergone evolutionary changes. The original Jurassic Park shows the dangers of science gone wrong, but be forewarned, it also contains violence issues. Tucker: The Man And His Dreams is based on the life of Preston Thomas Tucker, another inventor with ideas before his time. Jules Verne’s classic novel was made into the film 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, another science fiction adventure.