Why is Colombiana rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Colombiana is rated PG-13 for for violence, disturbing images, intense sequences of action, sexuality and brief strong language.
Violence: The film opens with scenes of street violence, guns, gangs, burned out vehicles, dead bodies and ravaged neighborhoods. Characters are gunned down with sprays of bullets. Armed guards patrol around houses. A child stabs a man in the hand with a knife. Thugs chase a child through the streets on foot and on a motorcycle. A girl makes herself vomit. A man beats a blood-covered character tied to a chair. A man talks about the death of his child and the revenge he took on the killers. A school principal is bribed. A man fires random shots on a busy residential street. An inebriated woman smashes into a police cruiser and is hauled off to jail. Numerous characters are shot, beaten and killed for revenge. Dead men are shown lying in pools of blood. Men are attacked and killed by animals. Explosions kill countless characters in a house. Characters are threatened frequently. A character drives a large truck over a carload of people. Bloody injuries are seen. Characters struggle in a brutal hand-to-hand fight.
Sexual Content: A woman is seen in the shower. Frontal nudity is briefly depicted in a non-sexual context. Female characters are repeatedly seen in skimpy clothing and underwear or with bare backs. A couple kisses passionately while undressing. They are later seen sleeping in bed together. A man goes to bed with several scantily clad women, bare backs are seen. Multiple sexual partners are implied. A woman’s nipples are seen through her clothing. Many scenes include sensual depictions.
Language: The script includes frequent profanities, terms of Deity and scatological slang along with a strong sexual expletive used in a non-sexual context.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters smoke an unknown substance in a hookah pipe. Characters frequently smoke cigarettes or cigars. They also drink often. Characters are portrayed as inebriated.