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Overall C-

John Triton (John Cena) is a discharged Marine who will stop at nothing to get his wife (Kelly Carlson) back after she is kidnapped by some trigger-happy jewel thieves. And the screenplay is equally determined to pack as much action, bullets and explosions as possible into this movie showcasing a former WWE wrestling celebrity. (Plot, however, is optional.)

Violence D+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C-
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action, sensuality and language

Why is The Marine rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: The Marine is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of violent action, sensuality and language

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

As long as viewers take this film with a large grain of salt, the over-the-top antics of an action hero bent on rescuing his wife are tolerable. Unfortunately for many families the violence factor won’t be. Characters, including innocent bystanders, are beaten, shot at close range with automatic rifles and hand-held missiles, tossed through glass windows and thrown from a moving semi. The crooks in this film also have a penchant for blowing things up like gas stations, police cruisers and fishing lodges. One fire results in a man being horrifically burned. The script contains profanities and an extreme expletive, sexual comments including references to homosexuality and child abuse, depictions of a married couple passionately kissing in their underwear and a woman dropping her clothes.

The Marine
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frequent Violence
Alberta 14A Violence. Mature Themes.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence, Language May OffendNot recommended for children. Language may offend.-----
Ontario 14A Not Recommended for Children, Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A