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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Will Rodman (James Franco) thinks he has found the cure for brain related illness, such as Alzheimer's Disease. His early experiments on primates look very promising... until he discovers the treatment has given his subjects extra intelligence. Now the apes are smart enough to rebel and desire to reign over their human oppressors. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 05 Aug 2011
Video Release: 13 Dec 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Rise of the Planet of the Apes Rated PG-13?


Violence: Men capture wild animals using guns and nets. Characters are subjected to drug testing, shot and killed, imprisoned, electrocuted, tortured and beaten. Characters threaten and yell at others. Apes attack humans on numerous occasions. A man is bitten and others are exposed to blood and untested drugs. Apes fight among themselves. Depictions of violence include gunfire, explosions and the use of clubs. Numerous corpses are seen along with some bloody injuries.

Sexual Content: A couple kisses. They are shown asleep together in bed.

Language: The script contains over a dozen profanities including scatological slang, terms of Deity and mild expletives. A strong sexual expletive is cut off mid-sentence.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Tranquilizers and other drug therapies are used on animals. One man is subjected to drug testing.

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