Why is Hancock rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Hancock is rated PG-13 for for some intense sequences of sci-fi actions and violence, and language.
Opening with a bullet-riddled car chase down a Los Angeles freeway, Hancock is full of violent exchanges between police and criminals, car crashes, property damage and explosions. Characters are shot in the chest and stabbed in the back with bloody wounds shown. Others are beaten repeatedly. A man has both hands cut off. Hostages are shown with explosives strapped to their chests. Police officers are pinned down by gunfire. A character is stabbed with a kitchen implement and hit with a wooden rolling pin. Altercations in a prison result in one man’s head being inserted into another man’s buttocks. Patients in a hospital are shot, hit with an oxygen cylinder, and beaten. Characters are thrown through walls and out of windows. Although a superhero, Hancock also drinks excessively, makes crude advances at women and bullies other citizens. Some partial male buttock nudity is seen. Rude comments, profanities, scatological slang along with a sexual expletive and hand gestures are used in the script.