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The First Grader

In this biographical drama, 84-year-old Kimani N’gan’ga Maruge (Oliver Litondo) intends to prove it is never too late to learn. So he takes advantage of the Kenyan government's offer to provide free education. However, the authorities only intended to teach children and the old man's presence in the classroom causes controversy. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 16 Jun 2011
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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MPAA Rating (United States)

The First Grader is rated PG-13 for some disturbing violent content and brief nudity.


Canadian Movie Ratings


Maritime Provinces Movie Ratings

Rated Not Rated --

Quebec Movie Ratings

Rated G --

Ontario Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Not Recommended For Young Children.

Manitoba Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Not Recommended For Children, Violence

Saskatchewan Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Violence.

Alberta Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Disturbing Content.

British Columbia Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Violence.

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