Motion Picture Association of America film rating system :

The ratings used from 1996 to present are:

  • Rated G: GENERAL AUDIENCES—All ages admitted
  • Rated PG: PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED—Some material may not be suitable for children
  • Rated PG-13: PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED—Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
  • Rated R: RESTRICTED—Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
  • Rated NC-17: NO ONE 17 AND UNDER ADMITTED

Ce qui correspond en France :

  • U (Tous publics) valid for all audiences;
  • 10 (Déconseillé aux moins de 10 ans) unsuitable for children younger than 10 (this rating is only used for TV shows)
  • 12 (Interdit aux moins de 12 ans) unsuitable for children younger than 12 or forbidden in cinemas for under 12s;
  • 16 (Interdit aux moins de 16 ans) unsuitable for children younger than 16 or forbidden in cinemas for under 16s;
  • 18 (Interdit aux mineurs) unsuitable for children younger than 18 or forbidden in cinemas for under 18s. (extremely rare; the most recent use of this rating was when the American film Saw 3 was released)
  • E exempt

Source : Wikipedia

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