Why is Total Recall rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Total Recall is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity, and language.
Violence: Numerous characters are shown with bloody head injuries. A man is entrapped in a rope-like constraint. Characters fall or jump from heights. Buildings and transportation devices are blown up. Frequent and explicit violence often involves gunfire and weapon use. Characters are chased, threatened, beaten and some are shot at point blank range. Dead bodies are frequently portrayed. A man is choked and repeatedly punched during a fight with a woman. A man uses a piece of broken bottle to cut an object out of his hand. Characters are involved in a car chase that results in several accidents. A man is stabbed. Female characters engage in a brutal fistfight.
Sexual Content: A couple is shown in their underwear. Couples kiss. A prostitute reveals her enhanced bosom in a brief scene of full frontal nudity. Exotic dancers are shown in a bar. Some sexual references are included.
Language: A strong sexual expletive is used along with dozens of scatological slang terms. Other course language includes profanities, terms of Deity and vulgar anatomical terms.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters engage in a mind-altering activity. Men drink in a bar and one of them confesses to drinking too much.