The rating system for movies which are shown in Trinidad and Tobago is different from the one in the US and is devised and administered by the Board of Film Censors of Trinidad and Tobago that falls under the Ministry of Public Administration and Information. MovieTowne is not responsible for, nor has any control over the ratings that are allocated to movies that play in Trinidad and there are penalties if MovieTowne does not adhere to these ratings.
The current rating system is sometimes challenging for a cinema operator to effectively manage and execute in the sale of these movie titles. It is difficult to ascertain the ages of our customers (especially with the age of issuance of ID and driver’s permits) to suit the ratings assigned to movies that they want to see, however, our staff tries their best to be responsible to carry out these rules and at the same time to warn and guide customers in their choices.
We recommend that parents who are concerned about the content in movies that their children are exposed to that they can use the local rating and also research the movies online before viewing. The US rating is another point of reference, which also provides an idea of why the US rating was given e.g language, violence, sexual content. It’s also not a bad idea for parents to watch a movie before allowing their child to see it or to accompany them to a rated movie. We seek the co-operation of parents to adhere to these rules and policies.
The local ratings and explanations are listed below for your review and better understanding when selecting movies for yourself or your family.
RATINGS FOR CHILDREN
Movies can open our children’s eyes to new places, cultures and ideas, and parents have an important role in ensuring that experience is positive and enriching. To help a parent figure out if a movie is appropriate for their child, they can check the local rating, as well as the US rating which would provide more information on the type of content in the movie or they can chose to see the movie first and then decide. As we strive to make movie-going a positive experience in your family’s life, let’s be responsible adults. You can also visit these useful sites to get more parents’ movie reviews and to learn more.
MovieTowne is not responsible for what’s published on these sites.
- Parents Guide under the MPAA rating section on a movie’s detail’s page on http://www.imdb.com/
- Kids in Mind: http://www.kids-in-mind.com/
- Movie Mom Reviews: http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/moviemom/
- Parent Previews: http://parentpreviews.com/movie-reviews/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-2014
- Parent Teacher Association - Watching Movies With Your Children: http://www.pta.org/programs/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1119