Why is Knowing rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Knowing is rated PG-13 for for disaster sequences, disturbing images and brief strong language
A handful of moderate profanities and terms of Christian Deity are scattered throughout this script that depicts frequent alcohol consumption among several characters. One man, who is mourning the loss of his wife, follows up a night of excessive drinking by driving the school carpool the next morning. Children, who repeatedly hear voices in their head, are compelled to write down numbers, to the point of scratching digits into wood with bloody fingers. Ominous, silent characters enter a child’s bedroom, show up at school, lurk outside a home and appear to threaten youngsters on several occasions. Animals, cities, homes and forests are engulfed in flames. A plane crashes in front of motorists. Burning victims, corpses and a mangled fuselage are shown. A speeding subway car crushes numerous characters and causes extensive underground havoc. Terrorists threaten to deploy a bomb in a large city. Children are kidnapped. A woman’s suicide is discussed. A man with a gun chases others. Looters destroy businesses. A character is killed in a brutal car crash. Brief comments are made about sexual orientation and a woman’s large anatomy.