Why is Max Payne rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Max Payne is rated PG-13 for for violence including intense shooting sequences, drug content, some sexuality and brief strong language.
Darkness, death and graphic violence are themes in this script where numerous characters are drowned, beaten, shot, slashed with knives or hit by a train. A bullet is seen exiting a man’s back and a swat team fires machine guns in an office packed with employees. Countless people are also killed when a bomb is set off in a building. Cars and characters are raked with gunfire in a parking area. A man recounts the way he murdered a woman. Female characters also engage in severe beatings and shootings. A pharmaceutical drug is developed to enhance aggression in soldiers but has serious side effects and is highly addictive. The drug causes severe and vivid hallucinations and results in characters jumping from buildings, engaging in dangerous activities and begging for more of the drug. Some drinking and smoking is portrayed along with the drug use. A woman, wearing only panties, makes sexual advances to a man. Some innuendo is included and a bare back is seen. A strong sexual expletive, frequent profanities and terms of Deity are also used.