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14A(14A) Frightening Scenes


Dir: M. Night Shyamalan. Thriller. Based on the graphic novel 'Sandcastle' by Pierre Oscar-Levy and Frederik Peeters. A family (Vicky Krieps, Gael Garcia Bernal, Nolan River, Alexa Swinton) vacation on a beach where something mysterious starts to happen to them.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, and scatological slang
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence - some blood and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of frightening scenes, transformations, and nightmarish imagery - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Group dynamics under stress
  • Mysterious phenomena
  • Family

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frightening scenes

Classification date

July 07, 2021

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