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MPAA Rated PG-13 for some menacing action/violence and brief drug references

Sex & Nudity

  • Mild flirtation.
  • A passionate kiss.
  • Comments are made about fashion dolls being "fully pose-able," and we later see the dolls dressed in skimpy, high cut, one piece outfits.
  • Male dolls make verbal advances toward female dolls.

Violence & Gore

  • Living toys are chewed up in a disposal and otherwise tortured.
  • They use power tools and explosives to attack humans.
  • Dolls attack humans and other dolls in hordes.
  • Humans are hit by darts and nails shot by the dolls, a man is stabbed in the leg with a toy knife and a doll sets a man's pants on fire by shooting a torch.
  • Some toys are destroyed by slamming them onto a wall.
  • Lots of property damage is caused by the dolls shooting various weapons (trees and telephone poles are knocked down and catch fire).
  • A toy car full of dolls explodes destroying them, a doll is electrocuted and dolls are destroyed by a lawn mower.
  • A doll is shown in pieces after an attack.
  • A man punches another man in the face.
  • A boy hangs from a power pole.
  • Some of the dolls look freakish, mean and scary.


  • About 5 anatomical references, 4 scatological terms, about 10 mild obscenities and several insults.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Christy's parents are shown drinking gin and tonic. The Commando Elite spike their drinks with sleeping pills.
  • Alan's mother asks him if he's on crack after he claims that the toys are alive and tries to get a toy to talk (the boy says that he's not on drugs).

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The toys shoot a man with a nail gun.
  • The toys attack and tie up a man. They tie him to his truck were he passes out.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Barbie-esque dolls are brought to life and attack people by jumping on them and swarming people like insects.

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