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Overall C+

In ancient Japan, Kai (Keanu Reeves) is an outcast among samurai soldiers. But he joins forces with Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada) and his band of other banished ronin to get vengeance upon the warlord who murdered their master and restore their honour.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B
Profanity A
Substance Use B+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements.

Why is 47 Ronin rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: 47 Ronin is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Violence: Themes of taking one’s life to restore honor (in other words “honorable” suicide) are throughout this movie. In two scenes men kill themselves with a knife and then another man decapitates their bodies with a sword. (The decapitations are not shown, except for one human-like giant who has his head cut off during a battle.) Some decapitated heads are held up for display. A big beast attacks a group of men; one eventually stabs it and kills it. A woman, who is a witch, pierces a man’s skin and extracts a large spider. It appears a man is raping a woman (both are clothed) but it isn’t really happening. A man is beaten with sticks after impersonating a Samurai warrior. A man is stabbed, another shot. A man is beaten and then stomped upon by his opponent. Men cut their thumbs in order to place a blood fingerprint on a document. Battles involving swords are seen throughout.

Sexual Content: A man imagines seeing a woman raped by another man (no nudity is shown). Men are seen without shirts. Characters discussion a man being born out of wedlock.

Language: None noted.

Alcohol / Drug Use:Infrequent alcohol use.

47 Ronin
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children Violence.
Ontario PG Violence.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG