Why is Arthur rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Arthur is rated PG-13 for for alcohol use throughout, sexual content, language and some drug references.
Violence: A man irresponsibly shoots a nail gun and impales another character with several framing nails (some blood is shown). A contractor threatens a man by forcing him to touch a rotating saw blade with his tongue. Characters are involved in high-speed chases with police, cause property damage, exchange punches, are whipped, fall down stairs and suffer a bloody lip. A character grabs at a man’s groin while hoisting him on a horse. A character dies.
Sexual Content: Much of the script revolves around discussions of Arthur’s past sexual escapades with comments about prostitutes and other sexual adventures. Brief jokes are made about homosexuals, pregnancy, rape and male anatomy. A man’s bare crotch is covered with digitalized pixels. A couple is caught in bed together. A man and woman are seen in suggestive poses in pictures. A man is counseled to marry, but cheat with another woman. A man is seen in his underwear on several occasions. Women wear sexually provocative or revealing clothing.
Language: The script includes crude references to male anatomy, racial comments, rude sexual name-calling, frequent profanities and terms of Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Alcohol is consumed throughout the movie for comedic purposes. A character frequently appears to be under the influence of liquor. References to illegal drugs are also made.
Other: The script contains an irreligious joke about Christ’s crucifixion.