14A(14A)

Synopsis

Biography. Based on the book 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X' by Alex Haley and Malcolm X. The life and work of the human rights activist Malcolm X (Denzel Washington).

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in an aggressive context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence – blood, some detail; infrequent depictions of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence in a police brutality context - no blood or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexually suggestive scenes - no nudity or detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context; infrequent portrayals of illegal substance use in an addiction context

Thematic elements

  • The American civil rights movement
  • Black history
  • Perspectives on oppression

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language, violence, and substance use

Classification date

February 07, 2019