'Oblivion' Gets a PG-13 and 'Rush' Goes R in Today's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2263
Latest MPAA Ratings: BULLETIN NO: 2263

Today's batch of MPAA ratings are a little more lively than last week, beginning with an R-rating for Pedro Almodovar's high-flying, 30,000 feet in the air comedy I'm So Excited and Oblivion starring Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman comes away with a PG-13.

The most interesting to me is Ron Howard's Rush, the Formula 1 racing true story starring Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) and Daniel Bruhl (Inglourious Basterds) as two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed--handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. I guess I expected a PG-13 studio film, but perhaps their going for something a little more edgy? Is that too much to surmise from a rating alone?

Of course, it isn't as if Howard doesn't direct R-rated movies, but I don't really look back at the language in Frost/Nixon and think much of it and while The Missing was rated R for violence, I can't tell you what violence. In fact, all-in, this may be the strongest rating a Ron Howard movie has ever received.

Below is the complete batch of latest MPAA ratings from Bulletin #2264.

12 Rounds 2: Reloaded
Rated R For violence, language, some sexuality/nudity, and brief drug use.
Absolute Deception
Rated R For some violence.
Cody The Robosapien
Rated PG For some mild action, bullying and brief rude humor.
Dark Frontier
Rated R For some violence and brief language.
The Guillotines
Rated R For strong violent content.
Rated R For strong sexual content including crude references, and drug use.
Release Date: June 28, 2013
Java Heat
Rated R For violence throughout, language and sexual references.
Knife Fight
Rated R For language and some sexual content/nudity.
Not Suitable for Children
Rated R For strong sexual content/nudity, language and brief drug use.
Rated PG-13 For sci-fi action violence, brief strong language, and some sensuality/nudity.
Release Date: April 19, 2013
Rated R For sexual content, nudity, language, some disturbing images and brief drug use.
Release Date: September 20, 2013
Rated R For violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.
  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    Really hoping that Rush is good. I'm hoping it somehow sneaks into the Oscar conversation come the year end.

  • Ryan

    Well, Howard did say that we will be seeing Chris Hemsworth's butt a few times in the movie, and plenty of him shagging around, so I expected this R.

  • Ben M.

    I thought Ransom was a pretty hard R (and the MPAA description of "graphic, bloody violence and strong language") backs that up. But aside from that Howard's films usually are fairly tame (didn't see Missing, and Frost/Nixon could have been PG-13 with editing just a few F words), actually I would say Angels & Demons is probably the second toughest of his films I've seen and I felt the violence was very boarderline R there.

  • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

    "Whaaat? If I made Oblivion, it would have gotten an R rating due to a scene where Tom Cruise masturbates via Wall-E Robot!!!!!!!!!!!"

    - Lars Von Trier, probably.

    • EH

      So strange you complain about Oblivion being rated PG-13. No wonder you always were a mentally dumb-down person (like others) whom mention PG-13 rated motion pictures are for kiddies. Whatever else happened with teens? And whatever else happened with realizing movies that are rated G or PG (than PG-13) were highly viewed by kiddies (i.e. Wall-E)? The MPAA stated the PG-13 is a sterner warning to parents. And do you watch the documentary "This Film is Not Yet Rated" about the MPAA? And plus, "The Impossible" is rated PG-13 despite depictions of torn flesh, etc, caused by tsunamis. Now that is the motion picture strongly not to be viewed by kiddies.

      • http://www.twitter.com/GregDinskisk GregDinskisk

        I wasn't being serious... Try reading it again...

        My second favorite 2011 film was Hugo, which was PG. My favorite animated film of all time is The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and I love most everything by Miyazaki. I enjoyed the Croods, which I saw about a month ago now.

        The first half hour of The Impossible was absolutely fantastic, but that last hour seemed to try to pull emotions much more than it should have.

        I hate the MPAA personally, but have not yet seen "This Film is Not Yet Rated" (it's on my Netflix Instant queue).

        I'm confused by that part where you said I "always were a mentally dumb-down person" after three sentences... That's a preeeetty bold statement to make after three sentences... Have you been thinking I have been from previous posts on this site too? If not, why put in the 'always'?

        Anywho, thanks for this condescending post, it has been (and will be forever) greatly appreciated.

        • EH

          I guess what I said about you is an overreaction. And when I mean by "always," I mean people against the PG-13 rating still claim PG-13 rated movies are for kiddies, and the two words "dumbed down" is what they use to describe PG-13 rated movies such as in a sentence: "They (mainly the proclaimed PG-13 lovers) can go watch watered down, dumbed down PG-13 rated movies." So that inspired me to use these two words. Plus, I personally discovered the situation that was against PG-13 rated movies, when "The Expendables 2" was set to be rated PG-13. Then people went tipped off about that. And I see Sylvester Stallone is treated like George Lucas when they were giving him up for not having "The Expendables 2" set to be rated R. I was absolutely shocked to see that happen includingly when Stallone was bashed on by the R rating lovers like if he were Lucas. Although, then "The Expendables 2" was upped for an R rating. "The Expendables 2" being set to be rated PG-13 was based on an idea by Chuck Norris. Have you seen the youtube video done to have "The Expendables 2" set to be rated R? I never saw your posts, by the way. Plus, in my opinion, these people go at it like they are complaing at the PG rating especially when the plastic knives and the water guns were "depicted" in the beginning of the youtube video. And even the swords of the R rated movie "The Last Samurai" were fake as well. Although, at least not in a bad way. Plus, I assume Bruce Willis changed because of these people whom get on his nerves includingly when they would say "How many Die Softs does Bruce Willis have to make?" "Live Free or Die Hard" was described as "Die Soft," LFODHSoft, and even DHINO (Die Hard In Name Only) due to the PG-13 rating. I saw those posts even on IMDB.com. If only Len Wiseman well-conveyed the violence and even the full expletive that was probably heard in the beginning of the PG rated movie "Lone Wolf McQuade," (The PG-13 rating did not even exist yet.), for a PG-13 rated "Die Hard," they would even calm down.

  • http://thefilmgoersproject.com filmgoermatt

    Glad you're so excited about the rating for Almodovar's new movie, Brad! What's it called?

  • Zhash Johnson

    I'm I alone when I think Top Gun should be reclassified to PG-13?

    • EH

      I will be tipped off at the MPAA if the original "Red Dawn" becomes re-rated R.