Why is Emperor rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Emperor is rated PG-13 for for violent content, brief strong language and smoking (historical).
Violence: Mass destruction is seen after nuclear bombs are dropped. Actual wartime footage of the bomb dropping is included. Black and white photos of a Japanese soldier about to decapitate a man are very briefly seen. Discussions of men taking their own lives to avoid arrest are heard. A gunshot is heard and a man is seen with his head lying on a blood-covered desk after taking his life. Another character shoots himself behind an obscure glass window, with blood spurting onto the glass. A man is hit by a rock, leaving a small bloody wound on his forehead. A man, after consuming multiple drinks in a bar, engages in a fight with other men who are making derogatory remarks toward him.
Sexual Content: Prostitutes are depicted. A man and woman kiss passionately.
Language: A single sexual expletive is heard along with other infrequent profanities.
Drugs/Alcohol: Many scenes depict smoking. A few scenes depict drinking, sometimes to the point of drunkenness. An intoxicated man starts a fight in a bar.