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The Thing


Oct 14, 2011

Latest Home Video

Jan 30, 2012

MPAA Rating



Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.


Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Joel Edgerton
Ulrich Thomsen


2011 Universal Pictures

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


A group of scientists (Ulrich Thomsen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton) are excited to discover an alien life form frozen in the ice of Antarctica. But their wildest imaginings about the mysterious creature don't prepare them for the horror that awaits when the monster suddenly comes to life and begins preying upon them.

Content Details

Why Is The Thing Rated R?

The Thing is rated R for strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images, and language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Thing...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence, with blood and tissue damage shown.

- Violent acts depicted in a realistic manner with details and extreme brutality.

- Frequent portrayals of creature, gun, and weapons violence, with blood, gore and detail.

- Frequent nightmarish and frightening images, often in a transformation context, with blood, gore and detail.

- Several scenes of explicit violence depicting mutilation, impalement, dismemberment and burning.

- Frequent disturbing scenes.

- Frequent gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Mild sexual language and references.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in non-sexual contexts.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions; .

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.

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Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Thing.

Other mysterious aliens frozen on Earth are uncovered in the movies The Day the Earth Stood Still and Transformers. For a more realistic look at Antarctica and the people doing research there, check out the documentary Encounters at the End of the World.

Canadian Movie Ratings

18A Explicit Violence.
AB 18A Gory Violence.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Gory Scenes.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Gory Scenes, Graphic Violence.
QC 13+ Horror.

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Details on home video releases of The Thing...

The Thing releases to home video on January 31, 2012.

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