‘Equalizer’, ‘Fury’, ‘Horns’, ‘Nightcrawler’ and More in Today’s MPAA Ratings Bulletin


MPAA ratings for The Equalizer, Fury, Dracula Untold, Horns, The Judge, Mr. Turner, Nightcrawler and The Theory of Everything
Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2337

With so many hard “R” ratings in today’s MPAA ratings bulletin it’s mildly comical to me that one of them is not Dracula Untold, the Luke Evans starrer that will take a new look at the blood sucking king of all vampires and deliver it in PG-13 fashion. Ugh.

As for those hard “R” movies, let’s begin with Antoine Fuqua‘s The Equalizer of which he spoke with Collider regarding making a hard “R” rated film saying:

The violence you witness is Denzel doing it and we’re taking some visual effects and doing some things and you see something happen it’s happening in front of you as opposed to cutting away and doing a bunch of tricks. It’s in front of you.

So it’s hard not to make it a hard ‘R’ if you see a guy get punched and teeth wind up in someone’s knuckles, you know what I mean? I don’t think you can get away with a PG. (laughter) Some other things I can tell you, you’ll never look at corkscrews again. (laughter) I’ll tell you that. It’s hardcore. There’s some stuff that even I go, ‘wow, okay’. (laughter) We’ll see what happens.

Add to that one a hard “R” for David Ayer‘s Fury starring Brad Pitt, another for Alexandre Aja‘s Horns starring Daniel Radcliffe and I fully expect Dan Gilroy‘s Nightcrawler with Jake Gyllenhaal to have its moments with that “R”-rating.

The “R” ratings continue with The Judge starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall and another for Mike Leigh‘s Mr. Turner starring Timothy Spall before getting to a cuddly PG-13 for James Marsh‘s The Theory Of Everything.

Oh, and the rating for the movie titled Mall is the one from Linkin Park’s Joseph Hahn, it sounds pretty gnarly as well, for more on that one watch the first trailer here, otherwise the complete bulletin is directly below.

23 Blast
Rated PG-13 For some teen drinking.
Rated PG-13 For intense sequences of warfare, vampire attacks, disturbing images, and some sensuality.
Release Date: October 17, 2014
Rated R For strong bloody violence and language throughout, including some sexual references.
Release Date: September 26, 2014
An Evergreen Christmas
Rated PG For thematic elements and brief language.
Rated R For strong sequences of war violence, some grisly images, and language throughout.
Release Date: October 17, 2014
Rated R For sexual content, some graphic nudity, disturbing violence including a sexual assault, language and drug use.
Release Date: October 31, 2014
I Am Ali
Rated PG For thematic elements and mild language.
In The Name Of God
Rated PG For mild thematic elements.
Jingle All The Way 2
Rated PG For mild rude humor.
Rated R For language including some sexual references.
Release Date: October 10, 2014
Rated R For disturbing violence and sexual content, graphic nudity, and for language and drug use.
Mas Negro Que La Noche
Rated R For violence, language, a scene of sexuality and some drug use.
Rated R For some sexual content.
Release Date: December 19, 2014
Rated R For violence, bloody images, and language.
Release Date: October 31, 2014
The Principle
Rated PG For thematic elements.
Spare Parts
Rated PG-13 For some language and violence.
Rated PG-13 For some thematic elements and suggestive material.
Release Date: November 7, 2014
Young Ones
Rated R For some violence and language.