Why is Argo rated R?
Official MPAA Rating: Argo is rated R for for language and some violent images.
Violence: A male corpse is seen hanging from a construction crane. Still images of torture are seen. A firing squad appears to shoot a group of prisoners, but the bullets are blanks. A riot erupts when Iranian rebels take over a U.S. Embassy and forcibly contain U.S. citizens within. Remarks are made about threats to Iranian citizens who may have American sympathies.
Sexual Content: Some revealing female costumes are shown. A man is seen without a shirt.
Language: At least 20 sexual expletives are heard, along with scatological references, a couple of terms of deity and a crude term for male anatomy.
Drugs/Alcohol: Cigarette use is portrayed throughout, along with frequent drinking of hard liquor.