Why is Shark Night rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Shark Night is rated PG-13 for for violence and terror, disturbing images, sexual references, partial nudity, language and thematic material.
Violence: Blood effects are frequent as characters are attacked by sharks. A man is seen with a bloody stump of a dismembered arm. Guns and rifles are fired. A man is shot and thrown from a boat. Two men hold a woman hostage at gunpoint, force her to strip to her underwear and throw her into a water filled cage where she is devoured by small sharks—they record the action on video. Sharks are killed with spears, and a shark’s carcass breaks into pieces that float in a 3D effect. A boat explodes after running into a fueling station. Passengers ride in the back of an SUV without seatbelts. A woman refuses to stop when a police boat with lights and sirens pursues her.
Sexual Content: A nude male model in an art classroom is viewed from the rear. Two women change into bikini tops—the sides of their breasts are visible from the back. Females are seen in small bikinis and males are seen in swimwear. Sexual discussions about "making babies" and other sexual activities are heard. A woman is seen getting a tattoo.
Language: Infrequent language includes scatological and anatomical terms, along with other mild profanities. Terms of Christian deity are used as explitives. A sexual finger gesture is seen.
Drugs/Alcohol: Characters are frequently seen with drinks and discuss wanting to get drunk. A drinking game is played between a man and a woman, while the man attempts to talk the woman into having sex. Characters are seen consuming alcohol in powerboats, although the driver of the boat is never shown drinking.