Definition of the Ratings

Suitable for general audiences of all ages

A G-Rated Motion Picture contains nothing that would offend parents whose younger children view the motion picture. The G rating is not a "certificate of approval", nor does it signify a "children's" motion picture. Some snippets of language may go beyond polite conversation but they are common everyday expressions. No stronger words are present in G-rated motion pictures. Depictions of violence are minimal. No nudity, sex scenes or drug use are present in the motion picture.

Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children

A PG-rated motion picture should be investigated by parents before they let their younger children attend. The PG rating indicates, in the view of the Rating Board, that parents may consider some material unsuitable for their children, and parents should make that decision. The more mature themes in some PG-rated motion pictures may call for parental guidance. There may be some profanity and some depictions of violence or brief nudity. But these elements are not deemed so intense as to require that parents be strongly cautioned beyond the suggestion of parental guidance. There is no drug use content in a PG-rated motion picture.

Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children

A PG13-rated motion picture should be investigated by parents before they let their children under 13 attend. The PG13 rating indicates, in the view of the Rating Board, that parents may consider some material inappropriate for their teenaged children, and parents should make that decision. The more mature themes in some PG13-rated motion pictures may call for parental guidance. There may be some profanity and some depictions of violence or brief nudity. These elements are deemed to be intense enough to require that parents be strongly cautioned beyond the suggestion of parental guidance.

Restricted to persons over 18 unless accompanied by a Parent or Adult Guardian.

The "R" rating is restricted to those 18 and over, meaning those under 18 are not allowed to view the film, unless accompanied by a Parent or Adult Guardian.

Restricted to persons over 18. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted.

The "NC17" rating is restricted to those over the age of 17, meaning those under 18 will NOT be permitted to view the film.