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The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug

In part two of this trilogy, Bilbo the Hobbit (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf the wizard (Ian McKellen) continue on their quest to help the Dwarves regain the treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 161
Theater Release: 13 Dec 2013
Video Release: 08 Apr 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug Rated PG-13?


Violence: Explicit and non-explicit violence is portrayed, especially in scenes involving Orcs. Fighting, stabbing, shooting, decapitation, impalement and burnings are frequently depicted. Decaying bodies are shown. Other moments portray frightening monsters, supernatural beings, transformations, and nightmarish imagery.

Sexual Content: A female character makes a reference to what may or not may be in a male character’s pants.

Language: No profanities noted, although characters make derogatory references about other Middle Earth ethnicities.

Alcohol/Drug Use: A couple of scenes show characters drinking alcohol. Background tobacco use is seen.

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