Why is Taken 3 rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Taken 3 is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief strong language.
Violence: A character is kidnapped at gunpoint and forced into the trunk of his car with a dead dog. He is later shot. A man finds a woman dead in his bed. He is confronted by police with their guns drawn. He attacks and disarms them before escaping. Later he chokes an officer and pushes him out of a moving car. He forces a man to drive wildly through on-coming traffic. He causes an accident that crushes many cars. Several huge explosions cause property damage and presumably death. Students run from a university campus after police officers swarm a building with guns. Characters engage in brutal hand-to-hand combat. A man puts a gun in his mouth and shoots himself. He is seen falling to the ground but there is not blood or other injury depicted. A man uses waterboarding techniques to get information from another character. Scores of characters are gunned down with handguns or automatic rifles. Numerous explosions occur. Characters are also stabbed, electrocuted, beaten and stabbed.
Sexual Content: A woman appears to be upset after taking a pregnancy a test and discovering it is positive. Two women canoodle in a hot tub with a man. A man is seen in his underwear. Brief kissing and embracing is shown.
Language: Crude terms for sexual activity are used along with a strong sexual expletive in a non-sexual context. The script also includes scatological slang, cursing, profanities and some terms of Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use:A couple has a glass of wine before dinner. Characters drink in a hot tub.