‘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.
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