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Still shot from the movie: Angels & Demons.

Angels & Demons

Tom Hanks reprises his role as Robert Langdon in this prequel to The DaVinci Code. In this film, the religious expert is on the trail of an ancient secret brotherhood that has a vendetta with the Catholic Church. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 140
Theater Release: 15 May 2009
Video Release: 24 Nov 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Angels & Demons Rated PG-13?


Combining a smattering of profanities and terms of Deity with a few scenes of cigarette use and a brief discussion about the castration or "unmanning" of several statues, this film focuses heavily on depictions of violent deaths and mutilations. While dressing a bullet injury, a man injects an unknown substance into his chest. The results of drug misuse are seen in a decomposing corpse. A female scientist finds blood splattered around a lab and an eyeball from a dead colleague on the floor. Men are branded with hot irons. A character shows disregard for sacred items. Rats are seen chewing on the face of a dead man. After arguing about differing religious beliefs, a riot breaks out between parishioners waiting for the announcement of the new Pope. Blood pours on the ground from a man who has had his lungs punctured. Another man is sprayed with his blood while attempting to revive him. At least two characters are shown engulfed in flames. A man dies in a car explosion. A man is hit in the head with a fire extinguisher. Police officers have their necks slit or are shot. Two men are caught in an airtight chamber and suffer the effects of oxygen deprivation. A man is strapped to a heavy object and thrown into a water fountain. Characters are shown with blood oozing from their nose and mouth. A helicopter explodes high above the city. People are pushed to the ground or hit with flying objects as a result of the explosion. Cars are shown racing through busy city streets. Scientists create a canister of anti-matter that is later used as a bomb.

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