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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action violence

Sex & Nudity

  • Two characters clearly have romantic interest in each other, but it is shown very minimally (the most is a kiss on the cheek).
  • In one scene a girl is shown wearing a short skirt and as she turns to get into her car you see a flash of her butt cheeks.
  • Main Characters's Mom and her Boyfriend shown kissing in one scene
  • Some cleavage shown early on, along with short shorts
  • When Charlie enters Memo's room, he moves out many containers of lubricant claiming they're his sisters.
  • When Charlie and her little brother enter Memo's room there is a blurry photo of a woman in a bikini. It is almost invisible but you can still see it.
  • A girl eats a corndog in front of two teenagae guys and puts it in her mouth as if she is doing oral sex.
  • At least twice teenage males take off their t-shirts and the first male to take off his t-shirt does it in a sexual way.

Violence & Gore

  • While the tone of the film is much more light-hearted and inviting than the other films in the series, 'Bumblebee' features many sequences of robot on robot violence. Robots are shot, sliced in half, blown up, and the like.
  • Most violent acts happen against humanoid robotic characters, with characters sustaining fatal injuries including dismemberment, decapitation, and crushing, while non-fatal injuries include characters sustaining damage from falls, torture, gunfire, impalement, and electric shock.
  • Violent acts against human characters are mostly non-gory and bloodless. People are tossed around by explosions and big robots or are involved in vehiclular collisions, but generally are assumed to have survived with relatively minor injuries, although they do show the end results, like a main character who is injured early and has a scar on his face for the rest of the film, while others have various scratches and bruises, while another has an arm in a sling.
  • Two human characters are killed on-screen with an alien energy weapon that reduces them to a gelatinous liquid smear.
  • Possibly the most brutal scene depicts a robot being cut in half lengthwise with a sword, shown in close-up., then the two halves fall to either side.
  • A robot becomes tangled in chains and is pulled into pieces, exploding. It is mainly played for laughs.


  • Agent Burns played by John Cena has a few lines
  • "Oh God what a dumbass" and "Jesus" used in vain
  • Agent Burns and Charlie say the word sh*t a few times but other than that there is no other type of profanity.
  • Lots of misuse of God's name. The name of Jesus is continually used in a disrespectful manner also.
  • Derogatory sexist slur: "b*lls" is used at least once to demean the male gender.
  • 4 uses of hell, 2 uses of damn, 1 use of crap, 1 use of dumb ass

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A mother asks a young character if they are on drugs.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • While this installment is much lighter in tone than the other films, and has less action sequences, there are a few intense scenes, as well as character deaths that definitely earn this film's PG-13 rating.
  • This movie is less intense and less violent than the previous Transformers films, this is due to this one not directed by Michael Bay.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • Two teenaged side characters are shown kissing.

Violence & Gore

  • Charlie (At the end of the film) Has Scratches on her face

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are two sequences where a Decepticon uses an ability that makes humans explode into a clear goopy substance. One of the two humans is a supporting character, and the other is an unimportant character who is only shown in that one short scene. While these scenes fit in line with the film's PG-13 rating, and wouldn't stand out as much in the other films in the series, in the context of this film that is lighter in tone and more inviting to younger audiences, these scenes can be particularly jarring for some who were expecting a less violence.
  • Bumblebee leaves. This Can Be Sad

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