Why is Divergent rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Divergent is rated PG-13 for for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality.
Violence: A character is approached by a snarling dog and has to intervene when it begins chasing a child. Characters jump on and off of moving trains, the side of buildings and into open pits. Dauntless initiates train with guns, knives and hand-to-hand combat: Some bloody injuries and bruising result. A character is knocked unconscious during training. Characters shoot one another with simulated bullets that cause extreme pain. Characters are taunted, pushed and humiliated, and repeatedly subjected to hallucinations of their innermost fears. Characters attempt to thrown a girl over a cliff. A boy commits suicide. Characters have guns held to their heads: Some are shot (off screen). A father is accused of beating his son. A character’s hand is impaled with a knife. Another character has knives thrown at her. Infrequent blood is shown.
Sexual Content: A character wears low cut t-shirts. A couple kisses passionately. A girl wakes up in a man’s bed (she is still fully clothed). A character makes repeated crude sexual comments aimed at a girl. Boys and girls comment about sharing co-ed sleeping and bathroom areas. A girl is seen in her bra while undressing in front of others. A girl fights off unwanted sexual advances.
Language: The script contains less than a dozen profanities or vulgarities. Some slurs and crude sexual comments are used.
Alcohol / Drug Use:Characters are either injected with, or forced to drink, a serum that causes hallucinations or total mind control.