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Film ratings January 2017

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NEW YORK — 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.



Believe (PG)


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13)


God's Not Dead 2 (PG)


Loving (PG-13)


Moana (PG)


Queen of Katwe (PG)


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13)


Trolls (PG)



Almost Christmas (PG-13)


Arrival (PG-13)


The Birth of a Nation (R)


Boo! A Madea Halloween (PG-13)


The Bounce Back (PG-13)


Collateral Beauty (PG-13)


Concussion (PG-13)


Deepwater Horizon (PG-13)


Doctor Strange (PG-13)


Fences (PG-13)


Incarnate (PG-13)


Inferno (PG-13)


Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (PG-13)


Jackie (R)


Keeping Up With the Joneses (PG-13)


Kevin Hart: What Now? (R)


The Light Between Oceans (PG-13)


Masterminds (PG-13)


Max Steel (PG-13)


Miss Sloane (R)


Ouija: Origin of Evil (PG-13)


Passengers (PG-13)


Shut In (PG-13)


Sing (PG)


Voiceless (PG-13)



Allied (R)


Hacksaw Ridge (R)


Manchester by the Sea (R)


Rules Don't Apply (PG-13)


Silence (R)



The Accountant (R)


Assassin's Creed (PG-13)              


Bad Santa 2 (R) 


Bleed for This (R)


The Edge of Seventeen (R)            


The Girl on the Train (R)


Office Christmas Party (R)


Why Him? (R)


© Arlington Catholic Herald 2017