The Good Shepherd parents guide

The Good Shepherd Parent Guide

Release date December 21, 2006

This R rated drama follows the intrigue and covert behavior of Edward Bell Wilson (played by Matt Damon), a Yale graduate and patriotic American who is recruited into the OSS (the Office of Strategic Services), which later becomes known as the CIA (the Central Intelligence Agency).

Why is The Good Shepherd rated R? The MPA rated The Good Shepherd R for some violence, sexuality and language.

Run Time: 167 minutes

The Good Shepherd
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Good Shepherd rated R? The Good Shepherd is rated R by the MPAA for some violence, sexuality and language.

Content Information:

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


- Some upsetting or disturbing scenes.

- Depictions of torture, suicide and corpses (blood shown).

- Occasional weapons use and hand-to-hand violence (blood shown).

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

Breast and buttock nudity shown in a non-sexual context

- Implied sexual activity (no nudity shown).


- Use coarse language (including the sexual expletive) and racial slurs.

Drug and Alcohol Use:

- Frequent depictions of smoking and tobacco use.

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