Oppenheimer received an official adult rating of R, becoming the first Christopher Nolan film to receive this rating since 2002’s Insomnia.
This was first reported by Variety, and today Universal Pictures confirmed the rating. A new TV commercial for the film states that the rating was given for “obscene language and nudity.” After Insomnia, Nolan made a trilogy of The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk, and Tenet, all of which received PG-13 ratings.
Oppenheimer will also be the longest film of Nolan’s career, running at just under three hours. In the film, Cillian Murphy plays the role of American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb.
The latest trailer for Oppenheimer showed a lot of new footage, including a quick look at moments leading up to the Trinity nuclear test. Nolan has previously said that he recreated the destruction of the first atomic bomb without the use of CGI.