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Still shot from the movie: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Clary Fray (Lily Collins) has no reason to believe she is anything but a normal teenager until her Mom (Jocelyn Fray) is kidnapped by a demon and she begins seeing ghosts. Slowly, her true destiny is revealed and she is enlisted to help save mankind. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 130
Theater Release: 21 Aug 2013
Video Release: 03 Dec 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Rated PG-13?


Violence: Characters are beaten, impaled, whipped, slashed with knives and swords, thrown around the room, and bitten. A character has a knife held to his throat. A character puts flammable liquid on a stove and causes an explosion. A character appears to commit suicide. A character is hit over the head with a fire extinguisher. Characters discuss drinking blood. A girl burns her arm with a magical weapon.

Sexual Content: A character dresses provocatively and comments on looking like a whore. A couple kisses passionately. Characters make brief sexually suggestive and homosexual comments.

Language: The script contains limited mild profanities, some terms of Deity and brief sexual innuendo.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character drinks a liquid during an apparent suicide. Another character is given poison in a drink at a bar.

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