The Wolverine parents guide

The Wolverine

Overall C

Be careful what you wish for -- you just might get it! After years of sorrow, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) wishes he were no longer immortal. But the fulfillment of that hope comes at a time when his strength and invulnerability are needed most.

Release date July 26, 2013

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

Why is The Wolverine rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Wolverine PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language.

Run Time: 126 minutes

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The Wolverine
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Wolverine rated PG-13? The Wolverine is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language.

Violence: Frequent depictions of fighting, beating, shooting, stabbing, impalement, hanging, mutilation and explosion—often with blood effects. During a period war scene, Japanese soldiers commit suicide with swords. A character fights men in a bar: He stabs one man through the hand with a poisonous arrow, it is implied that another is decapitated (we see him fall to the ground). Many other scenes depict similar fights involving knives and swords along with other weapons. Men fight on top of a high-speed train; one is hit by an object and thrown through the air. A character is tossed from a balcony on a high building. Characters are stabbed with poison objects. Characters are seen impaled with swords. A character is shot many times with arrows—we see these sticking out of his back. Characters are sprayed with a poison/acid substance.

Sexual Content: A man is seen bathing (upper rear nudity is briefly depicted). A man and woman are shown in bed. A man and woman check into a “Love Hotel” and are later shown in bed together (they are clothed). A man is engaged in sensual play with two women—all are wearing scanty underwear. Men and women kiss.

Language: A single sexual expletive is used, along with infrequent scatological terms and mild profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Alcohol is consumed in bars and other situations.

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The Wolverine
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence.
Ontario PG Violence, Language May Offend, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "The Wolverine"

Cast and Crew

The Wolverine is directed by James Mangold and stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Famke Janssen.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Wolverine movie is December 3, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Wolverine

Release Date: 3 December 2013

The Wolverine releases to home video in 2 packages:

The Wolverine: Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Combo Pack

- Theatrical (rated) version of the fillm

- Alternate Ending

- X-Men: Days of Future Past Set Tour

- The Path of the Ronin - an immersive feature following the journey of a hero without a past

- Theatrical Trailer

The Wolverine Unleashed Extended Edition - 3D: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy

- The Wolverine Unleashed (Extended, Unrated Cut of the film - advertised as, “More violent and hardcore than ever before.”)

- Alternate Ending

- X-Men: Days of Future Past Set Tour

- The Path of the Ronin - an immersive feature following the journey of a hero without a past

- Theatrical Trailer

- Audio Commentary by Director James Mangold

- Sync with The Wolverine Second Screen App for an interactive Second Screen experience

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Hugh Jackman has played this super hero in the movies X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men 3: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins-Wolverine.

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