14A(14A) Violence, Disturbing Content

Synopsis

Crime/Drama. Based on the book by John Pearson. When her son (Charlie Plummer) is kidnapped, a mother (Michelle Williams) tries to negotiate for his release, but his wealthy grandfather (Christopher Plummer) is unwilling to pay the ransom.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence – some blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail; infrequent references to illegal substance use

Thematic elements

  • Power and control
  • Greed
  • Parent-child relationships

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for some detailed violence and coarse language

Classification date

December 12, 2017