Why is Iron Man rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Iron Man is rated PG-13 for for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive content.
Tony Stark’s playboy approach to life includes gambling, frequent drinking to the point of intoxication and sexual activity with a variety of women. One brief sexual encounter is shown along with a naked woman wrapped in a bed sheet. However, Tony sees the other side of his business after he is captured and subjected to beatings, water torture, and physical abuse. One man is threatened with a hot coal. Numerous characters are gunned down and killed in exploding vehicles. Villages are torched and the citizens are killed. Scenes of terrorist activity, weapons and military violence are depicted. One man is killed by a ricocheting bullet, another catches fire and a third is repeatedly shot in the chest. High-tech gadgets are used to both keep a man alive and cause temporary paralysis. Vehicles are thrown, bombed and crushed. The script includes infrequent use of profanities and vulgarities. Cigarette and cigar use are shown.