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Overall A-

Seeking peace from his bloody past, Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun Fat) a respected soldier gives custody of his sword, the 400-year-old Green Destiny, to his aged friend Sir Te. When the weapon is stolen, Li and his long-time friend Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) work together to retrieve the ancient, legendary sword.

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for martial arts violence and some sexuality

Why is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is rated PG-13 for for martial arts violence and some sexuality

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Overall: A-

While illicit relations and martial arts violence are well documented in this film, there are profound lessons of discipline, honor and the need for knowledge, taught in the context of ancient Chinese culture.

Violence: C-

Martial arts fighting, curved knife imbedded in head, ambush of caravan, girl fights with bandit, tackling, kicking and hit on head with heavy object, stabbing in chest, fight in restaurant, tables and balcony broken, characters falls, man slashed on mouth - blood shown, intruder in home, fight in cave with swords, poisoned needles are shot and slowly kill victim, character dies after falling on broken clay pots.

Sexual Content: D

Most sexual content involves teen characters. Girl in bathtub, shoulders up shown, man comments that he’s had no sexual contact with captive woman. Teen-aged male and female characters engage in a fight that turns to pressing and kissing. Same unmarried teens shown in tub together- shoulders up only. Implied sexual encounter, naked shoulders shown, then kissing the next morning. Female character in wet t-shirt. Kissing.

Language: A

Nothing of concern seen in subtitles.

Drug/Alcohol: B+

Girl is drugged by inhaling smoke. Poison is applied to needles which are later shot at characters.

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