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Why is the movie Jaws Rated PG?

Last Updated: 27th March, 2020

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But after some of the more gruesome frames of the shotshowing the severed leg of the man attacked by the shark in theestuary were trimmed down, the film was given aPG-rating (the PG-13-rating wasn'tcreated until after Spielberg's own film, Indiana Jones andthe Temple of Doom, caused the MPAA to change thesystem

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Similarly one may ask, why is Jaws only rated PG?

This film is extremely mature for a PG ratedmovie especially in 1975 and even today the PG seems low.Considering the sexual references, the language, the drug andalcohol use, the violent and gruesome/bloody imagery, this filmmight get an R rating if released today, or at least a veryhard PG-13.

Furthermore, what age is Jaws appropriate for? PG

Also to know is, is Jaws really PG?

DESPITE ALL THE BLOODY SHARK ATTACKS, THE MOVIEIS RATED PG. Jaws was initially rated R by theMPAA.

What is PG movie rating?

Rated G: General audiences – All agesadmitted. Rated PG: Parental guidance suggested – Somematerial may not be suitable for children. Rated PG-13:Parents strongly cautioned – Some material may beinappropriate for children under 13. Rated R: Restricted– Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adultguardian.

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