TV Guide Movie Rating Guidelines -
TV Guide magazine gives summaries of current TV
programming as well as movies airing on both cable and regular networks.
Movies found in TV Guide are indicated by the symbol M and by a rating
system of asterisks:
- **** (Excellent)
- *** (Good)
- ** (Fair)
- * (Poor)
The movie ratings are based on such factors as critical reviews, cast and
director, awards earned as well as box office performance.
Movies appearing without asterisks ratings are made-for-television movies or
TV Guide Rating also includes the official Motion Picture Association of
America, Inc. content ratings (G, PG, PG-13, R or NC-17 and NR: not rated) as
well as Parental Guidance advisory ratings such as adult themes, sexual
situations, strong language, violence or nudity.
TRIVIA NOTE: For more information on movie ratings contact: the Classification and Rating
Administration, 15503 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, CA 91436 or The National
Association of Theatre Owners at 4605 Lankershim Boulevard, Suite 340, North
Hollywood, CA 91602.
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