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MPAA Rated PG-13 for intense and frightening sequences of action and violence

Sex & Nudity

  • 2/10
  • Two passionate kisses.
  • A man and a woman are seen lying side by side in bed, the woman has a t-shirt on, cannot see on the man, sleeping through the scene.
  • We see a man wearing boxer shorts and a T-shirt.
  • A couple is seen lying beside each other on a picnic blanket as an ape watches.

Violence & Gore

  • 7/10
  • An ape is threatened with an electrical weapon when he sprays the man holding it with a hose, electrocuting him. You can see a brief glimpse of the man's dead body, which is bloody and fried.
  • An ape leaps onto a helicopter and kills the gunner, but is shot several times by the pilot and killed. Some blood is visible.
  • A man coughs up blood onto another mans shirt. Not violent but graphic.
  • An ape attacks a man, punches him several times, and bites his finger off. A few glimpses of the bloody stump are seen.
  • Apes are shot and killed by police officers in a very intense action sequence. Humans are also threatened and killed.
  • Apes are chased down and captured by men with machetes in the opening scene, and you can see an ape screaming as it is taken away. No apes are harmed.
  • A man is trapped in a fallen helicopter hanging on the edge of a bridge, and an ape pushes the entire helicopter into the water below. The man screams several times, adding to the intensity of the scene.
  • An ape breaks out of its cage and runs through a facility before it is shot several times. Lots of blood is briefly seen pooling around the ape's dead body.
  • A man attacks a young ape with a baseball bat. A bloody wound is briefly seen on the ape's leg.
  • An ape grabs a man's hand and attempts to break it.
  • There is a Slo-Mo scene where a Gorilla jumps at a helicopter, and he is shot multiple times. We se blood squirts out of him in slo-mo


  • 3/10
  • There is at least one instance of "bulls--t,", "a-s", and "Jesus", as well as a few "damn's" and "hell's." There are no f words, but a sentence "what the..." is left dangling.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • 3/10
  • A young man opens a bottle of beer and teases a chimp with it.
  • A young man holds a six-pack of beer and offers one to a young woman.
  • Bottles of beer are seen in a man's refrigerator.
  • An empty wine bottle is shown next to a man and a woman on a picnic blanket. The man appears to be somewhat intoxicated.
  • other than that, there is no smoking in this film.
  • The main human character works for a medical drugs company, it is two forms of a drugs he originally developed to treat brain disorders such as Alzheimer's that drive the plot forward as the main chimp has received one form of the drug before he was born due to his mother getting treated with it and this chimp treats other apes with another, gaseous form the latter of which is shown to be detrimental to humans as when a human character is accidentally exposed to it he becomes ill and dies but not until after he infects at least one other person, in the ending credits a graphic shows of the spread of humans getting ill and dying from this.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • 8/10
  • A man with Alzheimer's dies in his bed with his son at his side. Very emotional.
  • Towards the end of the movie a large amount of apes take over a wooded are near San Franciso, they harm humans and cause terror whilst travelling there.
  • Since animal cruelty and drug testing on apes are depicted on several occasions in this film and the opening scene shows apes being captured for animal testing, caution is advised to those who may find these potentially sensitive topics upsetting.
  • Several apes are seen trapped in small cages/pens and thrash violently and repeatedly against the mesh walls while screeching. The fast-paced editing and loudness of the scene enhances its intensity, making it potentially scary and/or disturbing for young children to watch.
  • Overall: 23/50 (est.)
  • Age: 12+ (est.)
  • Rated PG-13 for intense and frightening sequences of action and violence
  • If movies had ESRB ratings: T for Alcohol Reference, Blood, Mild Language, Violence

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