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April list of film and home video ratings



Here is a list of recent films that Catholic News Service has rated on the basis of moral suitability.

The first symbol after each title is the Catholic News Service classification. The second symbol is the rating of the Motion Picture Association of America.

CNS classifications: A-I — general patronage; A-II — adults and adolescents; A-III — adults; L — limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling; O — morally offensive.

MPAA ratings: G — general audiences. All ages admitted; PG — parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children; PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13; R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian; NC-17 — no one 17 and under admitted.


Act of Valor, L (R)

The Adventures of Tintin, A-I (PG)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, A-I (G)

Arthur Christmas, A-II (PG)

The Artist, A-III (PG-13)

Amr Waked and Ewan McGregor star in a scene from the movie “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.(CNS photo/CBS)


Big Miracle, A-II (PG)


Chronicle, A-III (PG-13)

Contraband, O (R)

Coriolanus, L (R)


The Darkest Hour, A-III (PG-13)

The Deep Blue Sea, L (R)

The Devil Inside, O (R)

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, A-I (PG)

Dream House, L (PG-13)


Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance, A-III (PG-13)

Gone, A-III (PG-13)

The Grey, L (R)


Haywire, L (R)

The Hunger Games, A-III (PG-13)


The Iron Lady, A-III (PG-13)


John Carter, A-II (PG-13)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, A-II (PG)

Joyful Noise, A-III (PG-13)


Killer Elite, A-III (R)


Machine Gun Preacher, O (R)

Man on a Ledge, A-III (PG-13)

Mirror Mirror, A-II (PG)

Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, A-III (PG-13)


New Year’s Eve, A-III (PG-13)


October Baby, A-II (PG-13)

One for the Money, A-III (PG-13)


Project X, O (R)


Red Tails, A-III (PG-13)


Safe House, L (R)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen A-III, (PG-13)

The Secret World of Arrietty, A-I (G)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, A-III (PG-13)

Silent House, A-III (R)

Something Borrowed, L (PG-13)


This Means War, A-III (PG-13)

A Thousand Words, A-III (PG-13)

21 Jump Street, O (R)

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds, A-III (PG-13)


Underworld: Awakening, A-III (R)


The Vow, A-III (PG-13)


Wanderlust, O (R)

War Horse, A-III (PG-13)

We Bought a Zoo, A-III (PG)

We Have a Pope, L (no rating)

The Woman in Black, L (PG-13)

Wrath of the Titans, A-III (PG-13)

Here is a list of home video releases of theatrical movies that Catholic News Service has rated on the basis of moral suitability.


Abduction, A-III (PG-13)

The Adventures of Tintin, A-I (PG)

Anonymous, L (PG-13)

Apollo 18, A-III (PG-13)


Bad Teacher, O (R)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, A-III (PG-13)

The Big Year, A-III (PG)

Bridesmaids, O (R)

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, O (R)


The Calling, A-II (no rating)

Captain America: The First Avenger, A-II (PG-13)

Cars 2, A-I (G)

The Change-Up, O (R)

Colombiana, L (PG-13)

Conan the Barbarian, O (R)

Contagion, A-III (PG-13)

Conviction, L (R)

Courageous, A-II (PG-13)

Cowboys & Aliens, L (PG-13)

Crazy, Stupid, Love, O (PG-13)

Creature, O (R)


The Debt, L (R)

The Descendants, L (R)

Dolphin Tale, A-I (PG)

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, A-III (R)

Drive, O (R)


Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, A-III (PG-13)


50/50, L (R)

Final Destination 5, O (R)

Flipped, A-III (PG)

Footloose, O (PG-13)

Friends With Benefits, O (R)

Fright Night, O (R)


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, O (R)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie, O (PG)

The Grace Card, A-II (PG-13)

Green Lantern, A-III (PG-13)


The Hangover Part II, O (R)

Happy Feet Two, A-II (PG)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, A-II (PG-13)

The Help, A-III (PG-13)

Hereafter, A-III (PG-13)

Horrible Bosses, O (R)

Hugo, A-II (PG)


I Don’t Know How She Does It, A-III (PG-13)

The Ides of March, L (R)

In Time, A-III (PG-13)


J. Edgar, L (R)

Jack and Jill, A-III (PG)

Jane Eyre, A-III (PG-13)

Johnny English Reborn, A-II (PG)

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, A-II (PG)

Jumping the Broom, A-III (PG-13)

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, A-I (G)


Kung Fu Panda 2, A-I (PG)


Larry Crowne, A-III (PG-13)

The Lion of Judah, A-I (PG)


Midnight in Paris, A-III (PG-13)

The Mighty Macs, A-I (G)

The Mill & the Cross, A-III (no rating)

Moneyball, A-III (PG-13)

Monte Carlo, A-II (PG)

Mr. Popper’s Penguins, A-I (PG)

The Muppets, A-I (PG)

My Week with Marilyn, A-III (R)


Of Gods and Men, A-III (PG-13)

One Day, A-III (PG-13)

Our Idiot Brother, O (R)


Paranormal Activity 3, L (R)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, A-II (PG-13)

Priest, O (PG-13)

Puss in Boots, A-I (PG)


Real Steel, A-III (PG-13)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, A-III (PG-13)

The Rum Diary, L (R)


Shark Night 3D, O (PG-13)

The Sitter, O (R)

The Smurfs, A-I (PG)

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D, A-II (PG)

Straw Dogs, O (R)

Super 8, A-III (PG-13)


There Be Dragons, A-III (PG-13)

The Thing, L (R)

30 Minutes or Less, O (R)

Thor, A-II (PG-13)

The Three Musketeers, A-III (PG-13)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, L (R)

Tower Heist, L (PG-13)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon, A-III (PG-13)

The Tree of Life, A-II (PG-13)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, A-III (PG-13)


A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, O (R)

Vito Bonafacci, A-II (no rating)


Warrior, L (PG-13)

The Way, A-III (PG-13)

What’s Your Number? O (R)

Winnie the Pooh, A-I (G)


X-Men: First Class, A-III (PG-13)


Young Adult, L (R)


Zookeeper, A-III (PG)

Letters of the alphabet have been omitted where there are no titles beginning with that letter.