Why is Son of God rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Son of God is rated PG-13 for for intense and bloody depiction of The Crucifixion, and for some sequences of violence.
Violence: Romans, dispatched to stop a Jewish uprising, beat, kick and kill people. Characters are run through with swords. Blood sprays across the screen when one sword is withdrawn from the victim. Blood is shown when an animal has its neck slit. A child is crushed and killed when soldiers push a cart off the roadway. Rocks are thrown at characters. A man involved in sword practice has his chest sliced. A man has his ear cut off. After being arrested, a man is beaten, shackled, spit upon, pushed and bruised before being lashed. Other forms of torture are shown. A character hangs himself. Bloody streaks are shown on the walls of a prison. Characters are covered in bloody injuries. Other explicit violence and disturbing images are shown briefly.
Sexual Content: A woman is accused of adultery. Brief moments of embracing and platonic kissing are seen. A woman’s bare shoulders are seen.
Language: The script contains some name-calling and slurs.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters take a sip of wine during a sacramental event.