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Old September 22 2012, 01:26 AM   #18
Location: Great Britain
Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

Harvey wrote: View Post
Of course the movie ratings system in the United States is subjective (no idea how it works overseas). There's no formula for how a rating is determined, just a board of MPAA raters who decide based on...well, however they feel (with an unhealthy dose of influence from the major studios based on whatever marketing decisions they have made).

Kirby Dick's documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated is probably the best source of information about the contemporary ratings system, although it is a few years old now (2006).
I found this which goes through some of the differences between the BBFC (Uk) and MPAA (U) rating bodies.
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