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MPAA Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout

Sex & Nudity

  • A politician talks about a young reporter he's apparently sleeping with.
  • At one point, two characters kiss in order to avoid being detected by bad guys. Afterward, the woman teases the man about it, asking if it was his first kiss in years.
  • A scene with man handling
  • A recurring plot line involves Black Widow suggesting different women who she thinks Captain America should ask out.

Violence & Gore

  • The Winter Soldier is a harsher, sometimes bloodier movie than The First Avenger, with near-constant action-violence.
  • Captain America tangles with dozens of bad guys. Some he mows down in quick succession taking them out with a fling of his shield (which we see strike with painful realism) or pushing them off ship decks to fall into the ocean. Others take more effort, and fights can be filled with punches, kicks, flying leaps and knockout smacks. Cap suffers more than bumps and bruises too: he's repeatedly shocked with strange Taser-like devices, shot several times, stabbed in the shoulder and outright brutalized in one hard-to-watch showdown.
  • Scads of people are hit, kicked, shot, stabbed, thwacked with heavy objects and caught in explosions. Huge warships fire on each other and crash into buildings. We see stitched up wounds and bloody abrasions. Limbs are broken. Someone gets grotesquely skewered in the hand. Cars, trucks and planes crash. Elevators fall. Natasha guns down several people, lassos one unfortunate man around the neck and pushes a guy off a high building (to scare him). Innocent cleaning woman is gunned down in cold blood. Not-so-innocent bigwigs are electrocuted/burned to death by their own deadly devices. One unfortunate is thrown into the side-rotors of a small plane, making both the man and the plane explode. A building collapses on top of folks. An occupied and bulletproof SUV is shot at so many times it looks like a motorized block of Swiss cheese. Some guy is thrown in a car and smashed by a truck.
  • There is a huge amount of shooting/explosion in the film. Several men are gunned down, heavy weapons like minigun or grenade launcher do lots of damage. A huge amount of both good and bad guys die.


  • Two uses of the s-word, but it's not extremely audible because of explosions. A few other uses of milder language such as son of a bitch, ass, damn, and hell, and one use of "oh my god." There's relatively little language overall.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Chris Evans and Robert Redford's characters drink champagne occasionally, in between the action.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Hydra's menacing presence within S.H.I.E.L.D. is eerie. Arnim Zola's A.I. computed May be scary for some.
  • The scenes with Bucky can be somewhat frightening and definitely intense to younger viewers.
  • There are several intense scenes throughout the film where the characters are in danger. It is more intense and violent than most films in the MCU.


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

Violence & Gore

  • An important character is shot down and is presumed to be dead for more than half of the film. We even see him dying on the hospital's surgery table. When we later find out he is alive, he talks about how big amount of injuries (broken bones, injured intestines etc.) he suffered.

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