Why is State of Play rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: State of Play is rated PG-13 for for some violence, language including sexual references, and brief drug content.
After mowing down an elderly couple, crashing through a high-end boutique and running into an empty alley, a young man is gunned down along with an innocent pizza deliveryman. A woman dies in a transit accident. A congressional committee accuses a company of providing mercenary fighters to the U.S. government. A man shoots through a hospital window, killing a patient and injuring several others. A character is stalked in a parking garage. Innocent bystanders are shot at. Bloody injuries are shown. Characters discuss terrorists, illegal behavior, hired killers and the murder of several victims. A character drives while talking on a cell phone. Internal organs from an autopsy are seen. A man is taken to a secret location and questioned. A character is brutally beaten. Police shoot a man. A man consumes tranquilizers with alcohol. Characters drink on numerous occasions. One man smokes to ease stress. A girl is shown in her underwear. A woman has her breast covered only with tape. The script also includes several discussions about illicit affairs, sexual innuendo and crass words for sexual activity along with profanities, slang terms and at least two sexual expletives.