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Overall B+

Based on the best-selling book Freakonomics by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner, this documentary takes a satirical look at a variety of subjects from an economic perspective.

Violence C
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C-
Substance Use C-

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for elements of violence, sexual/nudity, drugs and brief strong language.

Why is Freakonomics rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Freakonomics is rated PG-13 for for elements of violence, sexual/nudity, drugs 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: A battered, bloody corpse is seen. Teens use chemicals to make homemade bombs that they detonate. Scenes of civil riots, gun crime and robberies are shown along with injured victims and the body of an executed man.

Sexual Content: Exotic dancers wear only g-strings and a superimposed image of their name over their bare breasts. Sumo wrestlers are shown in their buttock baring sports attire. Abortions are discussed.

Language: An extreme sexual expletive is written on a sign. Infrequent profanities, crude slang and terms of Deity are used in the script.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters are bribed with cigarettes. Minimal depictions of cigarette use include that of a teen. Illegal drug use is briefly portrayed. A teen tries to trade prescription drugs for a cigarette.

Other: Cheating and sport fixing is discussed along with suggestions of police corruption. A student makes a homemade tattoo gun to inject his arm with dye. Decaying inner city neighborhoods are shown.