Why is Romeo and Juliet (2013) rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Romeo and Juliet (2013) is rated PG-13 for for some violence and thematic elements.
Violence: Characters draw their swords and fight in the streets where a man is killed. In an act of retribution, characters fight and one is stabbed to death. Characters spit at one another as a sign of derision. Several deaths result from the ongoing family feud. A character takes a poison that makes her appear as dead. A character drinks a poison and kills himself. A girl stabs herself.
Sexual Content: A young couple kisses frequently. A married couple consummates their marriage with little detail shown.
Language: The script contains a few terms of Deity as well as some brief sexual innuendos.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink at a social event. A man derives a poison from a plant. Another character is involved in selling illegal poisons. A character uses poison to kill himself.