The watch is rated R for a number of reasons. First and foremost it is a visual platform that can be used to view pornography. In addition the watch can be used to access other websites that may be inappropriate for children or adolescents. Finally the watch can be used to make and receive phone calls which may be considered a form of harassment.
Why is the movie “The Watch” rated R?
The movie is rated R for strong bloody violence pervasive language some sexual references and brief nudity.
How does the rating affect who can see the movie?
Children under the age of 17 require an accompanying parent or guardian to see an R-rated movie.
Do all movies with violence get an R rating?
No not all movies with violence get an R rating.
The level and type of violence are taken into consideration when rating a movie.
Is there a difference between “strong bloody violence” and “violence”?
Yes there is a difference between “strong bloody violence” and “violence”.
“Strong bloody violence” is usually more graphic and/or prolonged than violence.
Why does the rating mention “pervasive language”?
The rating mentions “pervasive language” because the movie contains a lot of swearing.
Is the nudity in the movie “The Watch” graphic?
The nudity in the movie is not graphic.
How does the rating system work?
The Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) Rating System is voluntary and is applied by the movie industry.
Who rates the movies?
A group of parents from the MPAA’s Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) rate the movies.
What is the purpose of the rating system?
The rating system is designed to help parents make informed decisions about what movies their children see.
What factors are considered when rating a movie?
The CARA rating board looks at factors such as violence sex language and drug use when rating a movie.
Can a movie be rated more than once?
Yes a movie can be rated more than once.
For example a movie may be edited to remove some of the content that caused it to be rated R and then it can be re-rated.
What happens if a movie is not rated?
If a movie is not rated it is up to the discretion of the movie theater whether or not to allow minors to see the movie.
Is the rating system perfect?
No the rating system is not perfect.
Parents should still use their judgement when deciding whether or not a movie is appropriate for their children.
Can I trust the rating system?
The rating system is a helpful guide but ultimately it is up to the parent to decide what is appropriate for their child.
What are the benefits of the rating system?
The rating system provides information about the content of a movie so that parents can make informed decisions.