Why is The Bourne Ultimatum rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: The Bourne Ultimatum is rated PG-13 for for violence and intense sequences of action
This third edition in the Bourne franchise tones down the violence by just a notch, allowing us a little more time to get to know Jason Bourne and sympathize with his situation. However, there are still dozens of conflicts involving very brutal hand-to-hand combat with attackers being hit, pushed, kicked, punched and beaten in every way imaginable. A bomb explodes killing a man and injuring another. A gun is used to kill an innocent person in a public area. A man whose head is covered with a hood is executed. More gunplay is included in other scenes of the film, and further violence includes a man being forcibly dunked and almost drowned in a tank of water. Language consists of terms in moderate (mostly scatological expletives) and mild profanities, along with terms of deity. Drug use is limited to a man injecting himself with medicine. No sexual content was noted.