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Still shot from the movie: 47 Ronin.

47 Ronin

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 118
Theater Release: 25 Dec 2013
Video Release: 01 Apr 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is 47 Ronin Rated PG-13?


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.

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