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The Passion of the Christ

Because of its violent and graphic depictions, The Passion of the Christ is not a film for the whole family. But Mel Gibson's visual retelling of the agony of the cross may give some older viewers an appreciation for the suffering endured by Jesus. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 124
Theater Release: 25 Feb 2004
Video Release: 17 Feb 2009
MPAA Rating: R
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MPAA Rating (United States)

The Passion of the Christ is rated R for sequences of graphic violence.


Canadian Movie Ratings


CMPDA (Canadian Home Video)

Rated 18A

Maritime Provinces Movie Ratings

Rated 18A -- Extreme Violence.

Quebec Movie Ratings

Rated 13+ -- Violence

Ontario Movie Ratings

Rated 18A -- Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes

Manitoba Movie Ratings

Rated 18A -- Brutal Violence

Saskatchewan Movie Ratings

Rated 18A -- Explicit Violence, May Offend Some Religious Groups

Alberta Movie Ratings

Rated 18A -- Brutal and Gory Violence, Disturbing Content

British Columbia Movie Ratings

Rated 18A -- Explicit Violence, May Offend Some Religious Groups

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