Why is White House Down rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: White House Down is rated PG-13 for for prolonged sequences of action and violence including intense gunfire and explosions, some language and a brief sexual image.
Violence: Bullets, explosions and other brief weapon use are repeatedly shown along with beatings, stabbings and intense hand-to-hand violence. Some characters are shot numerous times at close range. Some bloody injuries including a gory gunshot wound are shown. A child is repeatedly threatened. Extensive property and historical antiquity damage occurs.
Sexual Content: A brief thermal image of a couple in bed together is seen.
Language: The script contains frequent profanities including scatological slang, terms of Deity, some crude terms and other swear words. A strong sexual expletive is used in an aggressive manner.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A woman drinks to calm her nerves.