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Still shot from the movie: The Karate Kid (2010).

The Karate Kid (2010)

When his single mother (Taraji P. Henson) gets a job in China, Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) is forced to make a new home in an unfamiliar land. Immediately singled out and bullied by his peers at school, the young boy's only defense comes in an unusual form -- an older man (Jackie Chan) who is willing to teach him martial arts. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 139
Theater Release: 11 Jun 2010
Video Release: 05 Oct 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is The Karate Kid (2010) Rated PG?

Violence: A twelve-year-old is bullied and frightened by his peers. This antagonism ranges from verbal threats and taunting to physical fighting and assault. The boy is kicked, punched and knocked to the ground, and even held by some of his opponents while another prepares to beat him. An adult uses martial arts to subdue a mob of teens. Characters train in kung fu and for a tournament. Competitive fighting is shown in some detail, including kicks, punches and holds. (Despite the rules of conduct, a character is intentionally injured). A car is smashed with a sledgehammer. Characters deal with death and grief.

Sexual Content: A couple of polite references are made about flatulence. A twelve-year-old boy and girl kiss.

Language: Infrequent mild profanity is used.

Drug and Alcohol Use: A man drinks alcohol to drown his sorrow. An ancient form of medicine, using heated glass jars, is depicted.

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