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Overall C

Daniel Craig dons the James Bond character for the third time in Skyfall. This time the special agent finds himself questioning his boss M (Judi Dench) when secrets surface of her life before becoming the head of Secret Intelligence Service.

Violence D+
Sexual Content C
Profanity D+
Substance Use C

Why is Skyfall rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Skyfall is rated PG-13 for for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking.

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Violence: Numerous characters are shot pointblank and shown lying in a pool of blood. Many others are killed in explosions, fires and vehicle accidents. Characters fire shots on a busy street and drive recklessly through narrow city streets. Car crashes follow. Men fight atop a moving train using chains and other makeshift weapons. Characters race across rooftops on motorcycles. Numerous individuals are shown with bloody injuries. A character is shot, falls from a moving train into the river below and washes over a waterfall before appearing to drown. An assassin shoots a man in the back of the head. A woman is beaten, tied up and used for sport before being killed. A man cuts his own chest open to remove bullet shrapnel. A man falls from the side of a tall building after a struggle. Characters repeatedly engage in fistfights. A man is attacked and apparently killed by an animal. Characters booby-trap an old home. Men throw explosives through the windows of a home causing a massive fire. Characters engage in computer terrorism and threaten the lives of hundreds of commuters. A subway train crashes in an underground tunnel. A man talks about being tortured and shows the resulting facial injuries from attempting to commit suicide. He later attempts to kill himself and his victim with a single bullet shot. A man drowns after falling through the ice while fighting with another character. A man is stabbed in the back.  

Sexual Content: Unclothed characters kiss passionately with limited nudity shown. A couple is shown in bed together. Bond is later shown in the shower with another woman. A character talks about her history in the sex trade. Brief stylized depictions and drawings of naked women are seen. A woman offers to shave a man’s face in a sensual depiction. Women wear revealing evening dresses. A man seductively touches the face, neck and legs of another man while hinting at an invitation for sexual activity.

Language: The script contains one strong sexual expletive along with infrequent scatological slang, some terms of Deity, British slang and brief crude sexual terms.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A female character smokes during an entire scene. Characters drink on numerous occasions, including at a competition in a bar, in social settings, at home and in the office.