Why is Beyond the Gates of Splendor rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Beyond the Gates of Splendor is rated PG-13 for for some violent content and thematic elements
This is a powerful and moving story with an overall feeling of faith and hope, but families should be cautious about showing it to young viewers. Murder and death are verbally described in some detail, although there are very few visual depictions or re-enactments. Archival photographs of the slain men are included. While these are not gory, the brutality involved is implied from comments about the difficulty of identifying the remains. Although not sexual in any way, the native people wear little (if any) clothing, and some of the American children discuss their experiences with this cultural difference.