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The Boxtrolls

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Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi


Ben Kingsley
Jared Harris
Nick Frost
Isaac Hempstead Wright
Elle Fanning


2014 Focus Features

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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.

Content Details

Why Is The Boxtrolls Rated PG?

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

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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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Canadian Movie Ratings

G May Frighten Young Children.
ON G Some Scary Scenes, Cartoon/Animation Violence.
QC G Not Recommended For Young Children.

Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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