Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • A man is injured by another character (cuts open his back) and he is seen unconscious for the rest of the movie.
  • A man has his face sliced by a lightsaber, a bloody scar is seen in the aftermath
  • Characters duel with lightsabers with the intent of killing each other.
  • A village is wiped out by uniformed combatants.
  • A defenseless old man preaching peace is mercilessly struck down and murdered.
  • A uniformed combatant is shot, and as he dies, he leaves a bloody handprint on the helmet of one of his team members.
  • Several characters are held against their will and telepathically tortured to the point of extreme pain or exhaustion.
  • Numerous uniformed combatants are shot and fall down throughout the film. The presumption is that they are dead.
  • Several fights or melee assaults occur where characters are struck in the face, body and legs.
  • There are numerous scenes with chases or dogfights between the spacecrafts of the Resistance and the First Order.


  • Two uses of "hell" and one use of "damn".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • In a cantina scene there is some exotic drinks that could potentially be alcoholic.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The Rathtar fight is rather intense, and may scare young children.


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

Violence & Gore

  • Kylo Ren kills Han Solo for not agreeing with and trying to sway him from his conviction.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Han's death is very emotional and intense.

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