Why is Winter’s Tale rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Winter’s Tale is rated PG-13 for for violence and some sensuality.
Violence: Characters engage in a fistfight, some of them draw knifes and clubs. A character kills another man by clawing at his face (not shown) and then begins drawing a design with the victim’s blood. A character utters threats to kill and torture others. A man breaks into a home and begins to crack open a safe until he is interrupted. Other stolen items are shown. A man is shot on screen. Men engage in a fight: they punch and kick, push and use various weapons. A man is beaten badly and thrown from a bridge into the river far below. Men drown when the ice cracks on a lake. A character is shown with mutilated mouth. Other characters’ face transform into ghoulish images. A horse is knocked down and captured in a net.
Sexual Content: An unmarried man and woman engage in sexual activity during which we see naked backs and shoulders, along with motion and some muffled sounds. A woman disrobes in silhouette, moments later we see her naked from a far distance. A woman disrobes and enters a bathtub, we see her from behind in silhouette. A man is seen without a shirt.
Language: Includes a single scatological term, a Christian expletive and one other term of deity.
Drugs/Alcohol: Characters drink socially. A character is poisoned by a potion added to a drink.