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(2012)

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Certification

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • 5/10
  • Bond appears to have sexual relations with two women. He engages one while standing against a wall. (Both are naked with critical body parts obscured.) Later, they lounge in bed. He meets the second in a casino. She's wearing a revealing dress ... and a gun. Later, Bond shows up on the woman's boat and slips, naked, into her shower as she's taking one. Kissing and making out ensues, leaving the impression that they do much more after the scene cuts.
  • Eve gives Bond a straight razor shave, adding to the experience touches of sensuality in the way she touches his face. The next day they exchange a sexually charged double entendre or two.
  • Silva also makes "moves" on James. And when the bad dude bad-mouths M, Bond quips that at least she never tied him to a chair. "Her loss," Silva says. Then he begins to stroke Bond's thighs and face, talking suggestively all the while. Bond responds by suggesting this isn't the first time he has been sexually involved with a man.
  • The film's opening sequence, of course, features a number of lithe, stylized women writhing in time to the theme song.

Violence & Gore

  • 6/10
  • A character is dropped from a skyscraper, though his ultimate impact with the ground isn't shown.
  • Bond extracts the remnants of a bullet from his torso using a knife (some blood).
  • Bond engages in a fight with three bodyguards. One is killed by a Komodo dragon (we see the bite wound and him being dragged away).
  • A woman is shot in the stomach and dies (offscreen, but the dead body is seen later).
  • A few dead bodies are shown at the start with bloody wounds/pools of blood.
  • A man opens his mouth and shows that all but two teeth in his upper jaw are fake and that his left jawbone is fake.
  • A character is shot in the head by a sniper. There is some brief blood spray.
  • All the violence is shown very stylized, and a bit unrealistic.

Profanity

  • 4/10
  • One use of the phrase "fucked up" is said, but it is very easy to miss as it is said casually.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • 4/10
  • Medical tests reveal that Bond may be addicted to alcohol and other substances. We see him pop pills (perhaps painkillers) and drink almost constantly in the Caribbeanplaying a drinking game involving a live scorpion at night, slapping some cash on the bar in exchange for access to a bottle of liquor in the morning. He accepts his trademark vodka martini, which he deems "perfect.".
  • A Girl Is Seen Smoking A Very Long Time.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • 4/10
  • A man opens his mouth and shows that all but two teeth in his upper jaw and his entire left jawbone are fake; it gives him quite a frightening and disturbing appearance.
  • 23/50
  • 12-13+

Spoilers

The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • Silva kills two guards (offscreen, bodies are shown briefly on the ground).
  • Silva leads some of his men dressed as police officers to a public inquiry in order to kill M. A shootout engages, police guards are shot and some people attending the inquiry are shot but no blood is shown.
  • Silva's armed men engage in a shootout with Bond, M and Kincade. Bond uses the Aston Martin's guns to shoot and kill some of Silva's men. The rest are shot otherwise but no blood is shown on any of the bodies. Silva and the rest of his men arrive in a helicopter causing much destruction, Skyfall blows up, ejecting shrapnel into the helicopter pilots and causing the helicopter to crash into Skyfall causing a huge explosion killing many of Silva's men.
  • Bond wrestles a gun off one of Silva's men and shoots the ice they are standing on into freezing cold water. Bond strangles Silva's last men getting him into a headlock in his leg.
  • Silva puts a gun to M's head and puts his head on the other side of her head and tells her to kill them both. She refuses to and Bond throws a knife into Silva's back. He dies from this.
  • M is shot during Silva's assault on Skyfall and dies from blood loss.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Many of the action and chase scenes are very intense and suspenseful. The whole climax and battle at Skyfall is very tense.
  • M's death may be upsetting to many people.

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