This Film Is Not Yet Rated
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

This documentary investigates Hollywood's best-kept secret: the MPAA film ratings system and its profound impact on American culture.

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Rated: NC-17
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Release Date: September 1, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A fascinating and entertaining film that will open many eyes to the often-questioned tactics of the MPAA and their ratings sytem.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A movie that is at once eye-opening and hilarious.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

...A ringing indictment of a system that's not just broken. It's rigged and needs replacing.

Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

[The film] has a refreshingly snotty sense of humor...Dick would put a banana peel out on Ventura Boulevard if he thought a[n MPAA] rater might slip on it.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

a head-spinning mystery, a brisk history of motion picture censorship in the U.S. and entertaining, often hilarious, visual proof of Hollywood's hypocrisy in his latest film.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

You can tell that Dick, whose previous documentary Derrida showed that he had serious chops, is having fun with this one. And a good part of the fun involves providing entertaining educational highlights for the public.

Cole Smithey

Even if you've never given a second thought to who bestows ratings on movies or how those ranks are given, Kirby Dick's enlightening documentary will catch you up in its infectious spin of curiosity.

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David Germain
Associated Press

It makes a good case for some all-American free enterprise to come up with an alternative.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

Winds up feeling shallow, padded and unrevealing.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a smug little documentary...

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
An excellent documentary that exposes this veiled type of censorship and a group of hypocritical moralists who find themselves in the position to decide what we… More
Japes .
It's a more informal documentary that I wasn't expecting. It was pretty entertaining though. MPAA seems like a sketchy organization.
Alex roy
Terrific documentary on film censorship, This Film is Not Yet Rated takes a look at the MPAA the organization who give films its ratings. Director Kirby Dick… More
Drake Tsui
Not as enlightening or surprising as the tone of the film suggests. The parts with the PI were moderately amusing at best. In the end you're left with… More
Edward Boxler
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Lucas Martins
Shocking! Astounding! Entertaining! A discovery about the not ethical tactics of the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America). The controversial… More