Ghost in the Shell (2017)

A personal fight against crime.

Overall C

Major (Scarlett Johansson) is a human-cyborg hybrid and leader of an elite task force. She and her team are trying to stop an enemy who has intentions to destroy cyber technology. This movie is based on the Ghost in the Shell franchise.

Release date March 31, 2017

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

Why is Ghost in the Shell (2017) rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Ghost in the Shell (2017) PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images.

Run Time: 120 minutes

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Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Ghost in the Shell (2017) rated PG-13? Ghost in the Shell (2017) is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images.

Violence: Many scenes involve guns and other ballistic and futuristic weapons of force. Countless characters, some human, some robotic and some a combination of the two, are shot on and off screen. We see characters with limbs blown off or detached—the majority being mechanical parts that are later replaced. Two characters are blasted with fire, we later see one having skin replaced while the other has eye transplants. Some scenes feature hand-to-hand combat between characters with super-human strength. A robotic face has eyes ripped out, and we see the empty sockets. A character allows his/her life to be taken in the hopes of saving others.

Sexual Content: The female protagonist has a robotic body and is frequently seen without clothing, however her “body” appears as a female form wrapped in a white plastic material similar to a person wearing a form-fitting dance costume where no anatomical details are shown. Street scenes briefly show women who appear to be prostitutes—a female character meets with one of these women and we later see them talking.

Profanity: Infrequent use of scatological slang and vulgar expressions. A raised middle finger is seen.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character is seen smoking a cigarette on at least two occasions. Characters drink alcohol.

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Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language, Nudity.
Alberta PG Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Manitoba PG Not Recommeded for Young Children, Violence.
Ontario 14A Gory Scenes, Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
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Cast and Crew

Ghost in the Shell (2017) is directed by Rupert Sanders and stars Scarlett Johansson, Michael Wincott, Michael Pitt.

From the Studio:
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.
Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures

Learn more about the Ghost in the Shell franchise, which is based on the a manga series written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow.

Home Video

Related home video titles:

Another cyborg law enforcer is featured in Robocop (2014). And an officer finds himself fighting against artificial intelligence in I, Robot.