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Overall B+

When he fails to pass the test for military service, a young man (Chris Evans) agrees to take part in a secretive government research project. Subjected to an experimental serum, he becomes the US Army's first line of defense as Captain America.

Violence C-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B-
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.

Why is Captain America: The First Avenger rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Captain America: The First Avenger is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Violence: A falling wall crushes a man. Characters are shot at close range, some on screen. A man’s clothing is splattered with the blood of one of his victims. Numerous scenes depict intense hand-to-hand combat and warfare including gunfire, explosions, tank use and bombs. Soldiers with bloody injuries and corpses are seen. A character is beaten in an alley. A woman punches a man and knocks him to the ground. Brief medical procedures are shown. A character commits suicide by ingesting poison. A child is held as a hostage. A man steals a car during a chase scene and fires shots on a busy city street. Characters are vaporized with a special gun. A woman fires a gun point-blank at a man. A character falls over a cliff and dies. A man flies through a propeller with bloody results. Characters are bullied. Infrequent grotesque images are portrayed.

Sexual Content: Showgirls are shown in dance costumes. A man moons another character (not seen on screen). Couples kiss.

Language: The script includes infrequent mild profanities, some slurs, and name-calling. Brief vulgar comments are made along with some mild sexual references.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink or are shown in bars on several occasions. Some characters drink liberally. A man attempts, without success, to get drunk. Characters are injected with an unproven serum.

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