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The Time Machine (2002)

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Overall: B-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Theater Release: 03 Mar 2002
Video Release: 22 Jul 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Time Machine (2002) Rated PG-13?

Overall: B-

Aimed at an older audience, this adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel includes some graphic and intense violence but offers plenty of fodder for discussion about humanity’s ability to succeed in the future without causing its own destruction, as well as the cost of curiosity.

Violence: C-

Man threatens characters with gun. Character is shot, blood shown. Character killed in accident. Cities are destroyed. Character hits head during explosion, some blood shown. Character has eerie dream. Intense and extended scenes of grotesque characters attacking others are depicted. Characters fight, kick and chase others with fire. Bloody knives, hooks, and table are shown. Character falls into a pit of blood and bones. Characters are shown disintegrating. Characters involved in graphic hand to hand combat including the use of a knife. Massive complex explodes killing many.

Sexual Content: B-

Man realizes he is naked, only bare chest shown. Characters wear slightly revealing clothing.


Language: B-

Includes at least one moderate and three mild profanities, along with two terms of Deity used as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A

None noted.


Miscellaneous Concerns:

Cannibalism is implied.


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