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Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) has no memory of who he was before he arrived in a compound surrounded by a maze. But the future for himself, and the other boys also trapped there, seems to depend on them figuring out how to navigate the labyrinth.
Why Is The Maze Runner Rated PG-13?
The Maze Runner is rated PG-13 for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images.
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Violence: Characters are threatened and imprisoned for disobedience. Boys fight for entertainment. A character is attacked and choked by a deranged boy. A character stumbles upon a pile of bones in the forest. A sick boy is forced into the maze to be eaten by the grievers. Bloody injuries are shown. Sticks, stones and other handmade weapons are used on occasion. Huge creatures attack characters and carry them off. Dead bodies are seen lying in pools of blood. A woman holds a gun to her head and fires. A character is shot in the chest. Another boy is impaled with a spear-like weapon.
Sexual Content: None noted.
Language: The script contains about two-dozen profanities and some name-calling.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Boys drink a homemade alcohol-like brew. Characters are injected with a serum.
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