A motion picture rating system is designated to classify films with regard to suitability for audiences in terms of issues such as sex, violence, substance abuse, profanity, impudence or other types of mature content

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How can I objectively assess or rate a movie? [closed]

I understand this could be an unusual question but, how can I objectively assess or rate a movie? Do critics use some set of rules to determine the quality of a movie? Is there any further reading I ...
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Kingsman: The Secret Service church scene

I will try to avoid spoilers but this question is meant for people who HAVE seen the movie. Apparently there are three different cuts of this movie as far as I know: US cut UK cut Indonesian cut ...
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Are the 2015 Academy Nominated Animated Shorts family friendly?

The 2015 Academy Nominated Animated Shorts are making the rounds in theaters right now. I can't find any specific information on the age appropriateness of the content. Does anyone know if this is ...
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Why children not allowed to play a role in adult films, but allowed in Rated R films?

Why children not allowed to play a role in adult films, but allowed in Rated R films? we all know Rated R films are not suitable for kids, but Rated R films like Shining & T2 etc, Child played ...
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Why would a movie that appears pornographic via it's rating (X) receive an Academy Award?

When looking at the IMDb page for Midnight Cowboy, it says that the movie is rated X but won 3 Oscars. I always assumed an X-rated movie is a pornographic movie. Does this mean that Oscars can also be ...
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Why is scary makeup allowed in PG-13 movies?

Why is scary makeup allowed in PG-13 movies? For example the orcs' faces in The Lord of the Rings are very scary, but the movies got a PG-13 rating. Another example would be The Mummy (1999), whose ...
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Why are nude scenes allowed in PG-13 movies?

Why are nude scenes allowed in PG-13 movies? For example, the movie Titanic (1997).
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MPAA film numbers - is there a list?

At the end of most major American films, there's a number. I believe current films are running in the high 40000s. From a little bit of research, when the MPAA rates a film, they give it a unique ...
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Why was Foxcatcher rated R?

After watching the movie Foxcatcher, I was very surprised to learn that the movie was rated R, especially considering that there was virtually no sexual content or profanity in the movie at all. The ...
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Why is The Punisher's “declaration of intent” missing from the German version?

There's a particular dialogue during the underrated (pun intended) Thomas Jane classic The Punisher where Frank Castle explains his intentions as spoken from the off (in a supposed farewell letter, I ...
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Are there additional laws and regulations attached to NC-17 movies?

The last time I saw an NC-17 film in theaters (Shame, 2011), an usher had to walk through the theater every once and awhile with a flashlight of sorts, which I assumed was to ensure no 17-and-unders ...
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Are there any rules for what sort of content premium channels can show?

Regulating TV content via rating is obviously different than that of movies, in which there are straight-forward ratings and rules for seeing/buying films. Cable channels follow rules that vary at ...
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How does The Day of the Jackal have a PG rating?

I was watching the original The Day of the Jackal starring Edward Fox as the Jackal. There is a scene where the character Denise is shown in bed with her boyfriend, whom she is using to gain inside ...
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Has a TV showrunner ever blamed U.S. television content rating standards for compromising his/her creative vision?

The Motion Picture Association of America is sometimes blamed by filmmakers and film producers for hampering creative vision. However, the U.S. television content rating standards (or TV parental ...
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Why do some movies include only one instance of the f word?

While rewatching Mr and Mrs Smith, there is only one instance where the f-word is used. There are several other movies (I can't recall any other at the moment) where f-word is used only once. Is there ...
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What was the source of the “star” ratings? [closed]

In the past, movies were (and still seem to be) rated on a "star rating". Unlike rating systems like Rotten Tomatoes which aggregates critic scores as a percentage of "like" and "doesn't like", the ...
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Is natural death PG rated?

I'm talking about the MPAA rating. Is natural death PG rated? The criteria for violence, drug use or nudity is easy to find, but what about death itself, caused by time or a disease such as cancer? ...
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Is there any censorship board present for films and TV shows for Hollywood?

There is Censor Board for films produced in India. It assigns certifications to films, television shows, television ads, and publications for exhibition, sale or hire in India. Films can be publicly ...
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What is the CBFC's definition of a Film?

How does one decide which "films" need to be certified by the CBFC? Would a long special episode created only for television, with no theratrical release, require certification because it is called a ...
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What is the CBFC 'S' certification?

What is The Central Board of Film Certification's (CBFC) 'S' certification? Are there any S certified movies?
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Is CBFC certificate required for Hollywood movies before release in India?

In India, any kollywood or bollywood movies get certified by Central Board of Film Certification before hitting to theaters. Is it same for the Hollywood movies? Do they get certified also? Are ...
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Children in Horror Movies [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: To what extent are child actors exposed to the violent aspects of the movie they perform in? Am I correct in thinking that children who make films which are rated at a ...
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Are movie production companies hiring people to rate their movies on IMDB?

I noticed that older movies with a 7 - 7.5 rating are really good, while 2012 movies with that rating are quite bad, and they would most likely be rated 4 - 5.5 in 2004 for example :) Also newer ...
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How does the MPAA decide what rating to give a movie?

I know what each rating means, but how does the MPAA decide what rating to give a movie?
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To what extent are child actors exposed to the violent aspects of the movie they perform in?

Some movies feature child characters put in violent situations. This can range from crude language to extreme horror (e.g. torture, gore, etc.). As an example, Child's Play and its sequel has plenty ...