Why is The Karate Kid (2010) rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: The Karate Kid (2010) is rated PG for for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language.
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.