Why is Lawrence of Arabia rated PG?
Official MPAA Rating: Lawrence of Arabia is rated PG for
Violence: A character speeding on a motorcycle crashes and is killed. Numerous characters are shot, stabbed, slashed and killed. A camp is attacked during an air raid that involves shooting and explosions. Boys goad an animal and cause the rider to fall off. A man is left to die in the desert. Characters fight with riding sticks. A man executes his friend in order to maintain a tenuous alliance. He later confesses to having enjoyed the execution. Soldiers attack an army, shooting and stabbing men and horses. Pillaging and looting take place. A character dies in quicksand. Slaughtered victims are seen in a decimated village. Men attack a train, shooting and killing the passengers. A man with a burned face shoots another man. A character is hacked to death off screen. Characters blow up a train track. Men fire on others with a tank. A character, who is injured by an exploding detonator, is later shot rather than being left to be tortured by the enemy. A man is flogged (beating takes place off screen); later blood is shown oozing through his shirt. A dead character is covered with blood. A soldier is shown covered in blood and holding a knife. Numerous other bloody and injured victims are shown. Man is shot point blank and a pool of blood forms on the sand. Characters are shot at close range. A man is slapped. Characters bicker and fight while looting a conquered city.
Sexual Content: A man suggestively touches the chest of another man. A male character’s shirt is ripped off. Insinuations of homosexuality are included.
Language: The script contains infrequent mild profanities and terms of Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Numerous characters smoke either cigarettes or cigars. Characters drink on several occasions.