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Re-rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality and innuendo

Previous Pirates of the Caribbean installments have some form of sexual content, but this is Disney's first where sexual content is actually a factor in its PG-13 rating. For example:

A past relationship between two characters is discussed; some light innuendos ensue. Jack briefly comments that he mistook a convent for a brothel, and Angelica says he seduced and "corrupted" her, who was "innocent".

The mermaids/sirens are topless but this is covered by their long hair, blurred moments, silhouettes, and strategically placed camera shots.

A mermaid is seen laying back with her hair draped down covering her breasts

A mermaid is seen spinning in a tank of water, it is obvious that she has bare breasts, which is obscured by a slight murkiness of the water, and the fact that she is moving.

A mermaid steps onto dry land and her body changes from part fish to fully human. She ends up naked in front of her captors but nothing is shown but bare limbs. She covers her breasts with her arms and then crouches to hide her nudity. She is then covered with a button-up shirt from another character. The shirt is not buttoned and cleavage is visible in later scenes. Also, the fact that her naked body is pressed up against him is obvious, since the shirt is only draped over her shoulders.

Another woman's cleavage is seen very briefly about four times.

To prevent a fall, Jack grabs hold of a sign and hangs there for a few seconds until danger is gone, when he looks up his face is in between the ample cleavage of a woman portrayed on the sign.

Jack pulls apart Angelica's blouse to expose a tattoo on her cleavage.

During an attack, Jack starts to lie down in bed with Angelica as she is asleep but she wakes up. Nothing sexual.

At one point a missionary traveling with the pirates suggests an alternative to a plan the pirates had. Jack replies with, "I support the missionary's position."

In one scene Jack holds out his sword to block Angelica from walking further. She responds, "How is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?"

Jack is pursued by soldiers and ends up crashing into a carriage, carrying an older woman. He begins to kiss her neck in order to bewilder her; she moans, and when he stops, she says, "That's it?"

A female character lies to a male character saying that she is pregnant with his baby and that he was drunk at the time. The male character dismisses her claim by saying that he has never been "that drunk".

A woman often wears cleavage revealing shirts

Many of the male characters are topless or wear unbuttoned shirts


Mermaids attack and drown sailors. It is mentioned a couple of times that they "have their way" with the men and then eat them.

Lots of swashbuckling sword fighting and action, some thrusts and stabs as men are slashed and killed but nothing explicit (more the sounds of the stabs, than actual blood/gore).

A zombie is stabbed violently but no blood is shown. As it is a zombie, he does not die but slowly pulls the sword out of his chest.

We briefly see the man and boat being consumed by the fire but the the camera cuts away and shows it burning from a distance.

In one scene a character is graphically "blown" apart by a wind until only a skeleton remains. During the process, you can see blood, flesh, muscles etc but the scene is brief.

Jack is shown sitting besides a skeleton.

While in the cave one character is struck in the back of the head with a stalactite that pierces the base of his neck and obviously kills him. Though this is shown with a comedic effect.

Some scenes are little gory.

During a scene with Gibbs and Barbosa where Gibbs is threatened with being hanged, posts can be seen in the background with human heads mounted on top. The scene is brief but may still be a bit unsettling for younger viewers.

A spooky ship attacks the crew upon it. The are tangled in ropes and suspends them in the air.

A few violent accounts are told in non graphic detail but not shown.


1 "bastard", 1 "damn", 4 "hell", 5 "God". Jack briefly uses the word "sod", a British slang derived from "sodomite".

A female character yells what could pass as curses in Spanish. No translation is shown

There are several humorous and demeaning remarks made to the missionary about his religious tendencies.


Both Jack Sparrow and Barbossa are seen drinking Rum in a scene when Barbossa reveals he has some hidden in his leg.

Many people are shown drinking/drunk in a tavern.


The movie is very intense, violent and frightening in some aspects. Yet, it's not the most violent of all.

The scenes where mermaids attack is quite frightening and may affect younger viewers. This includes their hands coming through the bottom of a boat, grabbing for men, pulling them into the ocean, etc. During this time their eyes turn colors, teeth look like vampires and they do loud hissing and/or screeching noises.

One scene shows a man as his life is sucked out of him. This is quite disturbing and may scare children as we see his skeleton.

A man is burnt to death by a fire breathing ship. He knows the fate which awaits him, and frantically rows away in an attempt to escape, which may be upsetting. The boat/man are shown briefly as the flame engulfs them, but the camera pulls away quickly and we just see the boat burning from a distance.

The death of Blackbeard is very graphic and intense, since he gets his skin shattered and we only see his skeleton. However, as the wave streams shred apart his body, bloody chunks and actual blood is exposed, but it's very brief.

There are zombies with somewhat grotesque features such as body-modifications and open scars.

Two men bring up a net while fishing and there is a man in it that looks dead. When the two men get closer the man jumps up, frightening the fishermen. PG-13 for intense sequences of action/ adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality and innuendo

Rated PG-13 for sexual content/nudity, language and some violence
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:12 / Finland:K-12/9 (2012 reform re-rating) / Finland:K-11/9 (original rating) / Germany:12 / India:UA / Ireland:12A / Italy:T / Japan:G / Malaysia:P13 / Netherlands:12 / Norway:11 / Peru:Apt / Philippines:G (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Spain:7 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / UK:12A / USA:PG-13 (certificate #46782)

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