14A(14A) Coarse Language


Science Fiction. After crash landing in New York City, an alien (Joe Morton) evades a pair of bounty hunters (David Strathairn, John Sayles).

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, vulgar expressions, and sexual language
  • Infrequent portrayals of weapons violence – some blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of illegal substance use – some detail; infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Perspectives on race
  • The urban experience
  • Belonging and community

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language and substance use

Classification date

January 18, 2018