Oldboy parents guide

Oldboy Parent Guide

A man seeks retribution in this bloody remake

Release date November 27, 2013

Like Rip Van Winkle, Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) has been out of touch with the real world for twenty years. But when he is suddenly released from his lengthy stint in solitary confinement as inexplicitly as he was put there, he wants answers from his mysterious captor. And he'll use any means to get them.

Why is Oldboy rated R? The MPA rated Oldboy R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality and nudity, and language.

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 Oldboy rated R? Oldboy is rated R by the MPAA for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality and nudity, and language.

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


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Explicit depictions of stabbing and shooting.

- Violent acts shown in with realistic detail, blood and tissue damage.

- Graphic portrayals of torture and brutality.

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Explicit gory and grotesque images.

- Frequent brutal gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, sometimes in the context of torture or suicide, with blood and wound detail.

- Bullying.

Sexual Content:

- Portrayals of sexual activity with breast and buttock nudity, along with some detail.

- Infrequent buttock nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Sexual references, language and innuendo.

- Crude content

- Embracing and kissing.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

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

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Frequent tobacco use (smoking).

- Detailed alcohol and substance abuse.

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News About "Oldboy"

The story of Rip Van Winkle also tells of a man who misses twenty years of his life.

Cast and Crew

Oldboy is directed by Spike Lee and stars Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Olsen.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Oldboy movie is March 4, 2014. Here are some details…

Oldboy releases to home video on March 4, 2014.

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