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Still shot from the movie: Jack the Giant Slayer.

Jack the Giant Slayer

The classic fairytale grows to epic proportions in this retelling where Jack (Nicholas Hoult) accidentally enables Giants to attack his homeland when he tries to rescue a stolen Princess (Eleanor Tomlinson). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 113
Theater Release: 28 Feb 2013
Video Release: 18 Jun 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Jack the Giant Slayer Rated PG-13?


Violence: Characters practice dark arts to control the giants. Men are eaten, stabbed, crushed, punched, electrocuted and pushed to their deaths. A pile of human skulls is seen on the ground as well as several dead bodies. Characters experience frequent moments of peril. Animals are impaled and eaten. A giant succumbs to a lengthy death after being stabbed in the back. The giants attack a castle using burning trees, a huge metal bell and a slingshot as weapons. Numerous characters inside the castle are killed. A character falls into a moat covered with burning oil. Another has his eyeballs squeezed out of his head. A character’s tongue is speared. A plant grows out of a man’s stomach.

Sexual Content: A couple kisses. A golden statue with a bare bust is seen in the treasure room. A woman wears a low cut dress in one scene.

Language: The script contains a handful of mild cursing and brief crude expressions.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A pair of drunken men begins badgering a woman.

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