This is a category which is considered suitable for all viewers.
The G classification symbol does not necessarily indicate
that the film is one that children will enjoy. Some G films
contain themes or story-lines that are of no interest to children.
Parents should feel confident that children can watch material
in this classification without supervision. Material classified
G will not be harmful or disturbing to children. Whether or
not the film is intended for children, the treatment of themes
and other classifiable elements will be careful and discreet.
The PG classification signals to parents that material in
this category contains depictions or references which could
be confusing or upsetting, to children without adult guidance.
Material classified PG will not be harmful or disturbing to
Parents may choose to preview the material for their children;
some may choose to watch the material with their children.
Others might find it sufficient to be accessible during or
after the viewing to discuss the content.
The Mature category is advisory and not legally restricted.
However, material in this category cannot be recommended for
those under 15 years.
Films classified M contain material that is considered to
be potentially harmful or disturbing to those under 15 years.
Depictions and references to classifiable elements may contain
detail. However, the impact will not be so strong as to require
The MA category is legally restricted. Children under fifteen
will not be allowed to see MA films in the cinema or hire
them on video unless in the company of a parent or adult guardian.
Material classified MA deals with issues or contains depictions
which require a mature perspective. This is because the impact
of individual elements or a combination of elements is considered
likely to be harmful or disturbing to viewers under 15 years
The R category is legally restricted to adults. Material
which is given a restricted classification is unsuitable for
those under 18 years of age. Material classified R deals with
issues or contains depictions which require an adult perspective.
The classification is not intended as a comment on the quality
of the material. Some material may be offensive to some sections
of the adult community. Material which promotes or incites
or instructs in matters of crime and/or violence is not permitted.