Why is Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is rated PG-13 for for sequences of intense action and violence.
Violence: Frequent violent altercations with fists, body blows, guns, bombs and other weapons occur throughout this film. Some blood effects are seen. Characters are shot on screen, including one in the head (with limited blood effects). A mother and child are held hostage after a home invasion. Characters are trapped under water in a car while others are shooting at them. Perilous moments include risk of falling from heights, detection by hostile government agents, car crashes, sand storms, and nuclear war.
Sexual Content: A woman changes her clothes in a car—we see her in her bra. A woman uses sexuality to gain information from a man. Woman wears low cut dress.
Language: Infrequent mild profanities and a single scatological term.
Drugs/Alcohol: Social drinking in some scenes. Main characters drink hard liquor after a failed mission. A secondary character is briefly seen smoking tobacco. Sleeping drugs are used to sedate characters.