Why is Inception rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Inception is rated PG-13 for for sequences of violence and action throughout.
Violence: Explosions occur repeatedly on the street and in buildings, injuring or killing characters. A riot breaks out. Characters are threatened with weapons. Guns are frequently used and a man takes a bullet in his leg. Characters are also shot, crushed by falling objects or between cars, beaten, stabbed, chased, and nearly caught in an avalanche. A man is accused of murder. A character commits suicide and another threatens to shoot himself. Numerous dead bodies are shown. A vehicle breaks through the safety barrier on a bridge and plunges into the water below. Characters participate in lying, theft and gambling.
Sexual Content: A married couple kisses and embraces.
Language: The script includes over two-dozen profanities and terms of Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters use a strong sedative to induce a state of deep sleep. Social drinking is shown at home and in a bar.