47 Ronin parents guide

47 Ronin

A desire to restore their dead master's honor drives 47 samurai soldiers to break all the rules

Overall C+

In ancient Japan, Kai (Keanu Reeves) is an outcast among samurai soldiers. But he joins forces with Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada) and his band of other banished ronin to get vengeance upon the warlord who murdered their master and restore their honour.

Release date December 25, 2013

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

Why is 47 Ronin rated PG-13? The MPAA rated 47 Ronin PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements.

Run Time: 118 minutes

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47 Ronin
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Why is 47 Ronin rated PG-13? 47 Ronin is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements.

Violence: Themes of taking one’s life to restore honor (in other words “honorable” suicide) are throughout this movie. In two scenes men kill themselves with a knife and then another man decapitates their bodies with a sword. (The decapitations are not shown, except for one human-like giant who has his head cut off during a battle.) Some decapitated heads are held up for display. A big beast attacks a group of men; one eventually stabs it and kills it. A woman, who is a witch, pierces a man’s skin and extracts a large spider. It appears a man is raping a woman (both are clothed) but it isn’t really happening. A man is beaten with sticks after impersonating a Samurai warrior. A man is stabbed, another shot. A man is beaten and then stomped upon by his opponent. Men cut their thumbs in order to place a blood fingerprint on a document. Battles involving swords are seen throughout.

Sexual Content: A man imagines seeing a woman raped by another man (no nudity is shown). Men are seen without shirts. Characters discussion a man being born out of wedlock.

Language: None noted.

Alcohol / Drug Use:Infrequent alcohol use.

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47 Ronin
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children Violence.
Ontario PG Violence.
Quebec G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

47 Ronin is directed by Carl Rinsch and stars Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of 47 Ronin movie is April 1, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: 47 Ronin

Release Date: 1 April 2014

47 Ronin releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet) with the following extras:

- Re-Forging the Legend- The story of 47 Ronin

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