The Grandmaster parents guide

The Grandmaster

Amazing cinematography overpowers the script in this martial arts story

Overall B

This epic martial arts film depicts Ip Man (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), a kung fu master whose skills are tested during tumultuous political times in China.

Release date August 23, 2013

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

Why is The Grandmaster rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Grandmaster PG-13 for violence, some smoking, brief drug use and language.

Run Time: 130 minutes

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The Grandmaster
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Grandmaster rated PG-13? The Grandmaster is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence, some smoking, brief drug use and language.

Violence: Frequent depictions of martial arts violence include kicking, punching and beating. Some weapons such as swords or other objects are used. Extensive property damage occurs during the fights. One man is thrown through a window. A man sustains bloody facial injuries after a brutal fight. The sound of bone breaking is heard. Explosions and other war violence are seen. A man vomits after being punched in the stomach. A character coughs up blood after suffering internal injuries.

Sexual Content: A married couple embraces. An implied romantic attraction occurs between two martial arts opponents. Some brief sexual innuendo is included.

Language: The subtitles include brief language and one strong sexual expletive.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Numerous characters smoke and some use alcohol. A character turns to opium to deal with pain. A scene of the drug use is shown.

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The Grandmaster
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Drug Use.
Alberta PG Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children,
Ontario PG Violence, Subtitled, Tobacco Use.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "The Grandmaster"

Cast and Crew

The Grandmaster is directed by Kar Wai Wong and stars Ziyi Zhang, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Chen Chang, Jin Zhang.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Grandmaster movie is March 4, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Grandmaster

Release Date: 4 March 2014

The Grandmaster releases to home video with the following extras:

- The Grandmaster: From Ip Man to Bruce Lee

- A Conversation with Shannon Lee, Daughter of Bruce Lee

- Behind the Scenes Featurette

- The Grandmaster According to RZA

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Martial arts take center stage in the these films too: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Iron Monkey. More light-hearted depictions can be found in The Forbidden Kingdom and Kung Fu Panda.

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