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Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) finds himself forced out of the ring when the sport of boxing transforms from man verses man to robot verses robot. Moving with the times, he switches from fighter to promoter, but has little success until his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) and a recycled droid come into his life.
Why Is Real Steel Rated PG-13?
Real Steel is rated PG-13 for some violence, intense action and brief language.
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Violence: Robotic boxers engage in matches that result in severed arms, crushed heads and demolished machines. A car windshield is smashed during one match. In a contest with a bull, a robot throws the animal to the ground. Men engage in fistfights (one involves a child) that result in bloody injuries. During one altercation a man brings a crowbar as a weapon and a man is kicked viciously. Characters break into a place of business. A child falls down a long cliff. A boy punches an adult man.
Sexual Content: Women are seen in bikinis and cleavage baring tops. A couple kisses. A sexual relationship is intimated between unmarried adults.
Language: The script contains numerous terms of Deity, mild profanities, some crude terms for male anatomy and infrequent scatological slang.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A main character is depicted with a hangover following a night of drinking. Other characters drink in bars and social settings. A prominent beer product placement is shown. A child suffers effects from consuming an energy drink and excessive amounts of a caffeinated, carbonated beverage.
Other: A man agrees to sell the rights to his child.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Real Steel.
Another father reassesses the direction of his life when he discovers he has a daughter in the more family friendly movie The Game Plan. And a young boy befriends a metal man in Iron Giant. Futuristic stories looking at the role of androids in society include I, Robot, Bicentennial Man and Star Wars. The sport of boxing has enjoyed cinematic immortality in the Rocky franchise.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: Real Steel
Release Date: 24 January 2011
Real Steel releases to home video in either a 2-disc (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) or 3-disc (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) package. Both offerings include:
- Four featurettes
- Deleted and extended scenes