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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity


A Mutant is shown as a young girl, naked with blue skin and scales covering her private areas. Limited nudity, not at all sexual.

Mystique is encouraged to accept herself in her natural form, she is seen naked in a scene where a character tells her to get dressed for decencies sake. (Genitalia and breasts do not have definition and are covered with scales).

Later this character is seen naked in a panning shot from the side, which starts at the legs and moves up to the face. For reference, look at photos of Mystique. Her nudity is more animal-like. (See:

A mutant, throughout the film, frequently dresses in very revealing clothing, exposing parts of her breasts. Only a degree of slight nudity, although quite sexual.

Two characters touch romantically and are about to kiss, but are interrupted.

One character defends another having abnormal big feet by saying, "You know what they say about guys with big feet...". It's a joke.

There is one scene in which a woman gets inside of a man's head, and he fantasizes that she is sitting on his lap in lingerie, and he is groping her (no nudity--but quite sexual). This scene includes her 'bouncing' on his lap and frequent, loud sexual noises and touching.

A woman is shown in her underwear.

First strip club scene: Several young women in lingerie escort men about a nightclub. A government agent strips down to her own lingerie to blend in among them.

A character dresses in only a bikini, and has a sexual conversation with two other characters, including implied sexual references.

One character tries to seduce another while lying in bed under a sheet.

Two characters kiss.

Violence & Gore


The beginning of the film is set in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. In one of the scenes, a woman gets shot with much warning and two soldiers get their heads crushed by their helmets. Absolutely no blood or gore is seen, but it is an intense scene lasting about half a minute. It can still be seen as very upsetting in nature...

A main character stabs a man twice in the hand with a knife (no blood) and then stabs another man with it (no blood) and then shoots two men (still no blood).

Many people are shot.

A mutant who can generate tornadoes throws several agents around, killing them, and throwing them across the room.

A mutant leader who can control and manipulate energy kills several agents by reflecting their ordnance in the form of a massive explosion by a stomp on the ground.

One demonic character disappears and appears slicing other men's flesh. No blood is seen but the sound of ripping tissue is heard.

A mutant kills many people by dropping them from high up. Many people are killed this way. He also kills many people with a sword/blade, but no blood is seen. Also kills many using a barbed tail - no gore, but rather violent.

A character is almost drowned.

A character manipulates chains to destroy a yacht and attempts to kill others.

One man's tooth filling is tortuously pulled out - no gore, but intense.

A character is angrily held by the throat by another character.

A character literally causes another to disintegrate - not graphic, but violent and frightening.

A character violently kicks another in the chest, causing them to almost drown.

A character enthusiastically hits another continuously with a chair.

Two characters grab hold and bundle another down to the ground.

A character is mercilessly strangled by a bed-frame - not graphic, but violent to a degree.

A character slowly kills another by forcing a coin through his head.. Blood is shown - VERY intense and quite graphic.

A character attempts to kill another with a pistol multiple times.

A character is pinned / crushed to a wall.

A character is mercilessly thrown around a small room, causing mirrors to shatter.

A character is impaled with sharp claws.

A battle in the air takes place with many characters, involving various incidences of mild violence.

A character attempts to angrily choke another - no gore, but violent and intense.

A character is shot - extremely emotionally intense, no blood or gore, but very moving. More details in the spoiler section below:

Despite the X-Men having neutralized the Hellfire Club's submarine and prevented an international incident that could have started a world war, both US and Soviet naval forces fire salvos of artillery at the mutants to kill them. Magneto catches all the ordinance with his magnetic power and is directing it back at the attackers to attack them instead, over the protests of Charles Xavier. To stop the attack, Agent McTaggart is forced to shoot at Magneto, who defends himself by redirecting the bullets, which leads to Charles being struck in the spinal chord, rendering him paraplegic.



1 use of asshole, 1 use of bastard (in English subtitles), 3 use of god damn, 1 use of damn, 7 use of hell, 1 use of ass, 3 use of Jesus, 1 use of bloody, 1 use of bad ass.

1 use of the "f-word" (go f*** yourself)

1 religious exclamatory

1 incomplete son of a bitch.


A man asks a woman if she was smoking "those funny cigarettes."

A man makes vague references to his drink being drugged when he believes he is hallucinating.

A discussion about German beer.

Throughout, men and women drink cocktails, beer and champagne.

Two men are shown smoking cigars on two different occasions.

A man is visited by Charles & Erik; He is seen drinking shots of whiskey; he tells them to "Go F... Yourselves", then returns to more shots of whiskey.


This is the lightest of the 'X-Men' films, with many moments of emotional levity & humor intact, yet still has some strong essence of mature elements and themes of darkness over light, as well some dramatically heavy scenes...

In the most disturbing scene in the film, a man shoots a young boy's mother in front of him, point blank.

A man transforms into a mutant with blue hair all over his body (could be frightening).

The violence can be quite intense and sometimes pretty brutal.

The Ending fights are brutal and intense.

The various powers and abilities of the different mutants in the film can be frightening, especially the bad ones.

A man screams continuously, very loudly and in great distress, in alternating shots between another scene (i.e. it cuts back and forth). This is quite disturbing / shocking and adds to the intensity of this scene.

Graphic and very intense/frightening climax at the end of the film: details in the spoiler below:

Erik/Magneto kills Shaw by slowly injecting a coin through his scalp; Most Graphic part of the film, quite bloody. His dead corpse can be seen hanging in mid-air (by Magneto) and dropping onto the ground.

A character is shot - Extremely emotionally intense.

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some sexual content including brief partial nudity and language

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