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Overall C

Clary Fray (Lily Collins) has no reason to believe she is anything but a normal teenager until her Mom (Jocelyn Fray) is kidnapped by a demon and she begins seeing ghosts. Slowly, her true destiny is revealed and she is enlisted to help save mankind.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B
Profanity B
Substance Use B-

Why is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action, and some suggestive content.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Violence: Characters are beaten, impaled, whipped, slashed with knives and swords, thrown around the room, and bitten. A character has a knife held to his throat. A character puts flammable liquid on a stove and causes an explosion. A character appears to commit suicide. A character is hit over the head with a fire extinguisher. Characters discuss drinking blood. A girl burns her arm with a magical weapon.

Sexual Content: A character dresses provocatively and comments on looking like a whore. A couple kisses passionately. Characters make brief sexually suggestive and homosexual comments.

Language: The script contains limited mild profanities, some terms of Deity and brief sexual innuendo.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character drinks a liquid during an apparent suicide. Another character is given poison in a drink at a bar.