Definition of the Ratings
All ages admitted
Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
Some material may not be suitable for children
Parents urged to give "parental guidance". May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13
Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
No one 17 and under admitted
Clearly adult. Children are not admitted.
Generally reserved for older films that were made before the MPAA rating system was initiated.