Transcendence parents guide


A mortal man uses his computer to try to transcend death.

Overall B-

If you were facing imitate death, how would you preserve your legacy? A brilliant scientist (Johnny Depp), with only weeks to live, decides to download his mind into a computer. By doing so his consciousness transcends both body and machine.

Release date April 18, 2014

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

Why is Transcendence rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Transcendence PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, some bloody images, brief strong language and sensuality.

Run Time: 119 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Transcendence rated PG-13? Transcendence is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sci-fi action and violence, some bloody images, brief strong language and sensuality.

Violence: Computers are rigged to blow up killing numerous people. Other characters are poisoned. A man shoots another character before committing suicide by turning the gun on himself. A character is punched, kicked and kidnapped. Characters shoot and destroy computer equipment. A man sustains bloody and life-threatening injuries after being beaten and robbed. Numerous characters are punched, kicked, shot at and fired upon with missile-like guns. Frequent bloody injuries are shown. Several characters die from their injuries.

Sexual Content: A married couple kisses on several occasions. They are also shown briefly engaging in sexual activity.

Language: The script includes a use of scatological slang and a handful of terms of deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use:Medical drugs are used to treat a patient. A woman drinks with dinner. A man drinks in a bar after being involved in an argument. Characters are injected with harmful substances or viruses.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Violence.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Violence.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Transcendence"

Cast and Crew

Transcendence is directed by Wally Pfister and stars Johnny Depp, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Transcendence movie is July 22, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Transcendence

Release Date: 22 July 2014

Transcendence releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following bonus features:

- What is Transcendence? - The concept of “transcendence” is discussed by cast and filmmakers as we look inside the film’s exploration of Artificial Intelligence and the Singularity.

- Wally Pfister: A Singular Vision - Step inside the creative process of director Wally Pfister to see how he juggles the dazzling, technologically advanced visuals along with guiding the cast through their intense character arcs.

- Guarding the Threat - Join the debate on the benefits and dangers of “transcendence.”

- The Promise of A.I. - Learn about the amazing potential of A.I. from scientists and the filmmakers.

- Viral Videos - “It’s Me,” “Singularity” and “R.I.F.T.”

- Trailers

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