PG(Parental Guidance) Violence, Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children


Science Fiction. Based on the novel by Ernest Cline. Inside a popular virtual reality world, a young man (Tye Sheridan) and his friends (Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe) compete in a contest to control the whole virtual world.

Content elements

  • One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, most in a video game context - little blood or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of frightening scenes and transformations in a video game context - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Overcoming adversity
  • Real and virtual communities
  • Teamwork

Classification rationale

Rated PG for frequent portrayals of violence in a video game context

Classification date

March 09, 2018