Citizen Kane (1941)
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Sex & Nudity
- Suggested MPAA rating: PG for thematic elements, and for drinking and smoking throughout
- A couple quick kisses.
- At a party for Charles Kane, there are several women that are scantily clad.
- There are a few scenes which includes the buttocks and breasts of several nude statues, though this is non-sexual.
- Some of the banter between Charles Kane and his first wife could be considered sexual, although it's very subtle. Later, an affair is implied between Kane and his (soon-to-be) second wife, resulting in scandal and loss of public elections.
Violence & Gore
- A man slaps a woman in the face.
- A man threatens to break someone's neck.
- A boy shoves a sled into a man's stomach, knocking him into the snow.
- After his second wife walks out on him, Kane goes berserk and tears her bedroom apart.
- One use of very mild language (darn).
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- Smoking and some casual drinking throughout
Frightening & Intense Scenes
- A scene transition features an unexpected appearance of a bird, accompanied by a loud and sudden squawk.
- Appropriate rating would be: PG for thematic elements and drug use.
- Most outside night shots of Xanadu are very surreal and extremely dark and foggy, and might be somewhat disturbing to some.
- Orson Welles acts as the character of Charlie Kane in Citizen Kane really well, so the character of Kane's transition in personality may shock some but is not really scary due to the movie's genre. - JL
- Orson Welles acts as the character of Charlie Kane in Citizen Kane really well, so the character of Kane's transition in personality may shock some but is not really scary due to the movie's genre.