Why is Priest rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Priest is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language.
Violence: Frequent violence includes stabbings, beheadings, beatings and weapon use. Characters are shot, impaled and cut up. A man is hung on a wall with a knife through his shoulder. Men are hung on crosses. An animation sequence portrays killings, a severed head and other limbs, ample amounts of blood, warfare and bullets. A man threatens others with a knife. Dead bodies litter a room after an attack. Animals are slaughtered on screen. A man is hit in the head with an axe. Skulls and decomposing bodies are seen. A train explodes. Characters are involved in a motorcycle accident. Numerous characters suffer bloody injuries. A girl is kidnapped and threatened. A vampire attacks others.
Sexual Content: Brief comments are made about celibacy.
Language: The script contains a moderate number of profanities, a couple of scatological slang words, some terms of Deity and a strong sexual expletive used in a nonsexual context.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A man pours a glass of wine for a girl.