All Ages Admitted
is a film that contains nothing in theme, language, nuditiy
and sex, violence, etc. which would, in the view of the
Rating Board, be offensive to parents whose younger children
view the film. The G rating is not a "certificate of
approval," nor does it signify a childrens' film.
snippets of language may go beyond polite conversation but
they are common everyday expressions. No stronger words
are present in G-rated films. The violence is at a minimum.
Nudity and sex scenes are not present nor is there any drug
Parental Guidance Suggested
Some Material May
Not Be Suitable For Children
This is a film which clearly needs to be examined or inquired
into by parents before they let their children attend. The
label PG plainly states that parents may consider some material
unsuitable for their children, but the parent must make
the decision. Parents
are warned against sending their children, unseen or without
inquiry, to PG-rated movies. The theme of a PG-rated film
may itself call for parental guidance. There may be some
profanity in these films. There may be some violence or
brief nudity. But these elements are not deemed beyond the
suggestion of parentage guidance. There is no drug use content
in a PG-rated film.
Parents Strongly Cautioned
Some Material May Be Inappropriate For Children Under 13
is thus a sterner warning to parents to determine for themselves
the attendance in particular of their younger children as
they might consider some material not suited for them. Parents,
by the rating, are alerted to be very careful about the
attendance of their under-teenage children.
film is one which, in the view of the Rating Board, leaps
beyond the boundaries of the PG rating in theme, violence,
nudity, sensuality, language, or other contents, but does
not quite fit within the restricted R category. Any drug
use content will initially require at least a PG-13 rating.
In effect, the PG-13 cautions parents with more stringency
than usual to give special attention to this film before
they allow their 12-year olds and younger to attend.
Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent Or Adult Guardian
Photo I.D. Required
the opinion of the Rating Board, this film definitely contains
some adult material. Parents are strongly urged to find
out more about this film before they allow their children
to accompany them.
film may include hard language, or tough violence, or nudity
within sensual scenes, or drug abuse or other elements,
or a combination of some of the above, so that parents are
counseled, in advance, to take this advisory rating very
seriously. Parents must find out more about an R-rated movie
before they allow their teenagers to view it.
No One 17 And Under Admitted
Photo I.D. Required
rating declares that the Rating Board believes that this
is a film that most parents will consider patently too adult
for their youngsters under 17. No children will be admitted.
NC-17 does not necessarily mean "obscene or pornographic"
in the oft-accepted or legal meaning of those words. The
Board does not and cannot mark films with those words. These
are legal terms and for courts to decide. The reasons for
the application of an NC-17 rating can be violence or sex
or aberrational behavior or drug abuse or any other elements
which, when present, most parents would consider too strong
and therefore off-limits for viewing by their children.