Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Officially Rated PG-13

Christopher Nolan's upcoming World War II epic Dunkirk has officially been rated PG-13 by the MPAA "for intense war experience and some language."


Christopher Nolan’s upcoming World War II epic Dunkirk has officially been rated PG-13 by the MPAA “for intense war experience and some language.”

Shot entirely on 65MM, the film based on the true events of the evacuation of Dunkirk after allied forces were surrounded by the German army is divided into three separate experiences, Nolan recently revealed. The story will be told from the air, the sea, and the beach.

Considering the grim tone and despair on display in the trailer, the fact that this film isn’t rated R for violence comes as a surprise. But this is also a prime summer release debuting in the middle of an already jam-packed summer season.

So what do you think? Can Dunkirk still be as effective war film with a PG-13 rating or would it have been better served with an R? Sound off in the comments below.

The film stars Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Harry Styles. Here’s the official synopsis:

“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

Dunkirk his theaters July 21, 2017.

Source: Box Office Mojo

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.