Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2254

First batch of 2013 ratings following the holiday break is a long one

Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2254
Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2254

Yes, even the MPAA takes vacation and as a result today marks the first day of new ratings for 2013 and it's a long one as the organization gets back in the swing of things with new ratings for nine upcoming films you're likely to recognize along with several you probably won't.

Looking over the list nothing really jumps out at me that's all that intriguing, though a pair of films I saw and reviewed at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival are here including the Michael Shannon-led film The Iceman (read my review here) and Robert Redford's The Company You Keep (read my review here). Neither film was particularly good so I don't have too much to say, though Iceman did feature a nearly unrecognizable Chris Evans.

The Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief got an R-rating for sexual content and language and it looks like Sam Raimi's Oz The Great And Powerful is going family friendly with a PG rating.

I do love the reasoning for the PG-13-rating for the Nicholas Sparks adaptation Safe Haven, which apparently has some rather serious "thematic material involving threatening behavior". So watch out for that.

Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects co-starring Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara scored an R for sexuality, nudity, violence and language.

There's a little more to find including Fox's animated feature The Croods, the Jackie Robinson pic 42 and the much-talked-about Ginger & Rosa starring Elle Fanning.

Here are the latest MPAA ratings from Bulletin #2254.

Rated PG-13 For thematic elements including language.
Release Date: April 12, 2013
Among Friends
Rated R For violence, language, some sexuality and drug use.
Angel In The House
Rated PG For some thematic elements.
Attack Of The 50 Foot Cheerleader
Rated R For sexual content, nudity and language.
Cheerful Weather For The Wedding
Rated PG For thematic material involving sensuality, and for smoking and brief language.
Rated R For language.
Release Date: April 5, 2013 (Limited)
Crazy Enough
Rated PG For some rude humor, brief mild language and thematic elements.
Rated PG For some scary action.
Release Date: March 22, 2013
The Demented
Rated R For violence and language.
Rated PG-13 For mature disturbing thematic material involving teen choices - sexuality, drinking, smoking, and for language.
Release Date: March 15, 2013
Rated R For strong violence, pervasive language and some sexual content.
Release Date: May 3, 2013
Rated R For sexual content and language.
Release Date: February 8, 2013
Rated PG For sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language.
Release Date: March 8, 2013
Pop Star
Rated PG For some thematic material and brief language.
The Power Of Few
Rated R For violence, language and brief drug use.
Rated PG-13 For thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality.
Release Date: February 14, 2013
Saturday Morning Massacre
Rated R For bloody violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, drug use and pervasive language.
Rated R For sexuality, nudity, violence and language.
Release Date: February 8, 2013
Rated R For crude and sexual content throughout, brief nudity, pervasive language and some drug use.
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  • Ian

    Gotta watch out for those teen choices, they're rough.

    • Jake17

      They're very mature, disturbing stuff.

      • MajorFilmFan

        Yes. Almost on the level of maturity and distrubing nature as Michael Fassbender's movie 'Shame'

  • MajorFilmFan

    I'll admit that the rating for 'Side Effects' IS suprising. I did imagine a PG-13 rating, simply because 'Contagion' was also PG-13.

    • Jake17

      Yeah, I was expecting a PG-13 as well.


    Damn. Paramount is cutting it really close by not releasing Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters to the MPAA yet.

    • Steve

      Pretty sure we can expect an R for Hansel and Gretel considering it has had 2 red band trailers.

  • bill

    is no one surprised by the pg rating of oz?

    • Ooze33

      I'm not. It seems to be going in the same target audience as Alice in Wonderland. At least there's not a smoking caterpillar this time.

  • Criterion10

    Like seeing the R-rating for Side Effects. Looking forward to that one...