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Classification Categories

Suitable for viewers of all ages
Suitable for viewers of all ages.
Guidelines

Parental guidance is advised
Parental guidance is advised.  Theme or content may not be suitable for all children.
Guidelines

Suitable for viewing by persons 14 years of age and older
Suitable for viewing by persons 14 years of age and older.  Persons under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  May contain: violence, coarse language and/or sexually suggestive scenes.
Guidelines

Suitable for viewing by persons 18 years of age and older
Suitable for viewing by persons 18 years of age and older.  Persons under 18 may attend but must be accompanied by an adult.  May contain:  explicit violence, frequent coarse language, sexual activity and/or horror.
Guidelines

dmittance restricted to persons 18 years of age and over
Admittance restricted to persons 18 years of age and over.  Content not suitable for minors.  May contain:  frequent use of sexual activity, brutal/graphic violence, intense horror and/or other disturbing content.
Guidelines

 
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Content Advisories
The viewing panel can assign one or more of the following information pieces to a film to indicate the major factors that led to the classification:

Not Recommended for Children
Not Recommended for Young Children
Some scary scenes
Cartoon/Animation action
Mature Theme
Violence
Graphic Violence
Brutal Violence
Sexual Violence
Crude Content
Disturbing Content
Frightening Scenes
Nudity
Sexual Content
Explicit Sexual Content
Gory Scenes
Coarse Language
Language May Offend
Language Not Evaluated
Subtitled
Substance Abuse
Tobacco Use
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