Why is Transcendence rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Transcendence is rated PG-13 for for sci-fi action and violence, some bloody images, brief strong language and sensuality.
Violence: Computers are rigged to blow up killing numerous people. Other characters are poisoned. A man shoots another character before committing suicide by turning the gun on himself. A character is punched, kicked and kidnapped. Characters shoot and destroy computer equipment. A man sustains bloody and life-threatening injuries after being beaten and robbed. Numerous characters are punched, kicked, shot at and fired upon with missile-like guns. Frequent bloody injuries are shown. Several characters die from their injuries.
Sexual Content: A married couple kisses on several occasions. They are also shown briefly engaging in sexual activity.
Language: The script includes a use of scatological slang and a handful of terms of deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use:Medical drugs are used to treat a patient. A woman drinks with dinner. A man drinks in a bar after being involved in an argument. Characters are injected with harmful substances or viruses.