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Overall B-

The few humans that survived the simian plague are gathering together to go to war against Caesar, his army of similarly intelligent, genetically evolved apes.

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

Why is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language.

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: Riots, deaths and the breakdown of society occur during a worldwide epidemic. A bear attacks and is stabbed to death in the back. Some characters are shown with bloody injuries. Characters are shot, sometimes at close range, and killed. Frequent scenes of hand-to-hand conflict are shown along with some other weapon use. Explosives are used to destroy buildings or kill characters. Others are rounded up and imprisoned. A character is nearly choked to death. A character takes over a group after shooting and killing the leader. Other portrayals of non-graphic violence and some frightening images are shown.

Sexual Content: A couple embraces and kisses. The birth of a new baby is depicted.

Language: The script contains a strong sexual expletive along with profanities, scatological slang and some vulgarities.

Alcohol / Drug Use:A minor character smokes on several occasions. Some brief scenes of drinking are shown.

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