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Brief kissing.

The film contains some scenes depicting violence and public disorder as the fear over the aliens' unknown intention spirals out of control.

In one scene, an explosion occurs within the interiors of an alien spacecraft, causing two researchers to be flung backwards and suspended in mid-air. It's revealed that one of the researchers received a mild concussion from this.

Depictions of public disorder include scenes where citizens loot stores, fire weapons into the air and people gathering in large groups to participate in street protests.

Constant threat of military force towards the aliens throughout.

A teenage girl is shown to be ill in a hospital, it is implied that she dies from said illness.

The film contains an utterance of the expletive "holy fuck", where a character uses it as an expression of surprise.

'Arrival' is a science-fiction film that revolves around the mysterious landing of twelve alien spacecraft around the world. A team of researchers and the military are sent out to establish communication with the aliens. Without a common language, the team faces an uphill task of trying to understand the aliens' intention before a military confrontation breaks out.

Official MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for brief strong language

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language

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