Why is Noah rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Noah is rated PG-13 for for violence, disturbing images and brief suggestive content.
Violence: The image of a man killing his brother with a rock is repeatedly shown. A child watches as his father is murdered in front of him. Frequent scenes show hand-to-hand combat, along with the use of swords, spears and other weapons. Characters are beaten, stabbed and impaled. Blood is seen dripping from a weapon after a man is killed. Graphic and realistic bloody injuries are shown. A child has a serious sword injury that later makes her barren. Animals are killed and chopped apart. A wild dog is shown with an arrow in his leg. A character is caught in a bear trap and later run over by a mob of people. Characters are shown with blood splattered over them. Several scenes of corpses or bodies floating in the water are seen. A man threatens to kill a child with a knife. Frightening monsters (that resemble Transformers) are depicted, along with other nightmarish imagery. Characters are engulfed in flames. Explosions are depicted.
Sexual Content: A boy and girl engage in a sensual moment in the woods. In another scene she aggressively kisses him and begins to remove her clothing. Later, she announces she is pregnant. Couples kiss on several occasions. A partially naked drunk man is shown on a beach.
Language:The script contains a handful of mild profanities.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A character has a “revelation” after being drugged. Animals are put to sleep with a specially concocted smoke (and remain asleep for many months). A man is depicted as a drunkard.