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World War Z

Brad Pitt plays Gerry Lane, a man trying to stop a plague that's infecting the populace and turning them into zombies. Meanwhile he also needs to fight off the victims in a battle of world war proportions. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 116
Theater Release: 21 Jun 2013
Video Release: 17 Sep 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is World War Z Rated PG-13?


Violence: News-type clips portray riots, wild beasts attacking and eating others, dead animals and disturbing natural events. Violent portrayals include a man being smashed by a vehicle, zombies attacking others, utter chaos in the streets, looting and characters threatening others with guns. A character accidentally shots himself. Bodies are seen hanging on a fence. Other corpses have been burned. Zombies clamor over one another in order to scale a wall. Bodies fall out of a plane before it crashes. A man is impaled with a piece of metal during the crash. Scenes of beating, stabbing, gunfire, bombings and explosion are shown. A character has her hand cut off. Other depictions of dismemberment and mutilation are shown. Characters engage in vicious hand-to-hand combat.

Sexual Content: Family members embrace and kiss.

Language: The script contains a partial strong sexual expletive, infrequent scatological slang, profanities and some vulgar language.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character drinks to deal with pain. Alcohol is also poured on a wound as an antiseptic. A character is injected with a deadly virus.

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