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The Grandmaster

This epic martial arts film depicts Ip Man (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), a kung fu master whose skills are tested during tumultuous political times in China. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 130
Theater Release: 23 Aug 2013
Video Release: 04 Mar 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Grandmaster Rated PG-13?

Violence: Frequent depictions of martial arts violence include kicking, punching and beating. Some weapons such as swords or other objects are used. Extensive property damage occurs during the fights. One man is thrown through a window. A man sustains bloody facial injuries after a brutal fight. The sound of bone breaking is heard. Explosions and other war violence are seen. A man vomits after being punched in the stomach. A character coughs up blood after suffering internal injuries.

Sexual Content: A married couple embraces. An implied romantic attraction occurs between two martial arts opponents. Some brief sexual innuendo is included.

Language: The subtitles include brief language and one strong sexual expletive.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Numerous characters smoke and some use alcohol. A character turns to opium to deal with pain. A scene of the drug use is shown.

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