Why is Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is rated PG-13 for for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language.
Violence: Violence includes shootings, stabbings, beatings, kidnapping, torture, explosions and car chases. A man is drowned in a bathtub. Characters are choked. A man races through the streets on a motorcycle without a helmet. A character plans to detonate a bomb in the middle of a heavily populated city. A man is shot and left to die on the side of the road. Characters are punched, slapped and kicked. Characters are in perilous situations. A character describes a way to use a light bulb to inflict severe internal injuries.
Sexual Content: A couple wakes up in bed together: bare shoulders and man’s chest are shown. A woman comes out of the shower wearing only a towel. A couple embraces and kisses. Mild sexual references are made.
Language: The script includes a strong sexual expletive, some scatological slang, infrequent profanities and numerous uses of terms of Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Prescription drugs, including Percocet, are used. A man asks for additional pills. Other medical drugs are used for a dying patient. Characters drink at dinner and one character pretends to be drunk.