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'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug', 'Wolf of Wall Street' and 'American Hustle' in Today's MPAA Ratings

A big batch of Oscar contenders this time around

MPAA Ratings for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, American Hustle, Ernest & Celestine, Heaven is for Real, Million Dollar Arm, The Wolf of Wall Street
Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2300

Today's MPAA ratings bulletin offers up a trio of highly anticipated December releases, however, the ratings for each aren't exactly surprising.

David O. Russell's American Hustle and Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street earned the obvious R ratings while Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes away with the expected PG-13.

The possible animated awards contender from GKIDS, Ernest & Celestine, comes away with a PG as it was recently announced it will have a limited New York and Los Angeles release next March, where it hopes to use an Oscar nomination to help sell some tickets.

Then come the 2014 releases with Heaven is for Real starring Greg Kinnear and Million Dollar Arm, the Disney feature starring Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton and Lake Bell.

Check out the full ratings bulletin directly below.

Rated R For pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence.
Release Date: December 13, 2013
Dead Drop
Rated R For violence and language.
Different Drummers
Rated PG For thematic elements, some mischief and brief smoking.
Rated PG For some scary moments.
Release Date: March 14, 2014
Gladiators Of Rome
Rated PG For action violence, peril, some rude humor, language and mild sensuality.
Rated PG For thematic material including some medical situations, and For brief language.
Release Date: April 16, 2014
Rated PG-13 For extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.
Release Date: December 13, 2013
The Hungover Games
Rated R For crude and sexual content, nudity, language throughout, comic violence and drug use.
Kids For Cash
Rated PG-13 For some thematic material and language.
Mademoiselle C
Rated R For some language and nude images.
Rated PG For mild language and some suggestive content.
Release Date: May 16, 2014
Otto The Rhino
Rated PG For some rude humor and smoking images.
Sheriff Of Contention
Rated PG-13 For some violent content.
The Son Of God
Rated PG-13 For intense and bloody depiction of The Crucifixion, and for some sequences of violence.
Stalingrad
Rated R For sequences of war violence.
Stand Your Ground
Rated PG-13 For some violence.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Rated R For brutal violence, grisly images, strong sexual content, and language.
Rated R For sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language throughout, and for some violence.
Release Date: December 25, 2013
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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

    Ooh "suggestive" content for Million Dollar Arm. What exactly are they suggesting?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

    "For EXTENDED sequences of 'intense' fantasy action violence". Oh great here we go again with another dragged out hobbit film. #feelingthefeels

    • http://cineenuruguay.com/ Driver

      170 minutes exactly.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

        I think I'm going to puke... (at least I watched you outrun the cops again today) ;)

  • http://cineenuruguay.com/ Driver

    The Hungover Games? Really?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Foggy/ Liam Fogarty

      My exact sentiment!

  • The Dog-Biting Man

    For nearly a decade as ago, Fox released THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST which got an R rating for "sequences of graphic violence" including the crucifixion of Christ. And as then, Fox releases THE SON OF GOD which gets a PG-13 rating with a mention of a crucifixion being as intensely and bloodily depicted. I am as curious of how the crucifixion is as for the film's PG-13 rating. I mean, does anyone notice the MPAA tends being as more strict with the PG-13 rating?

  • Josh Batchelder

    OMG. So excited for Town That Dreaded Sundown and even more excited it has earned an R rating. Wasn't expecting it to be done filming so quickly; had no idea it was already filmed. Love how the creative team behind American Horror Story is involved!

  • m1

    American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street went pretty much as expected. And I have to say, The Hungover Games is a pretty amusing title.

  • Zhash Johnson

    I didn't expect The Wolf of Wall Street to be so hard on its nudity and sexual content. From the trailer I thought it might have some harsher violence.