Gattaca (1997) - Parents Guide Movie Rating

MPA: PG-13 BBFC: 15 Maturity Rating 16+
MPAA Reason
Rated PG-13 for brief violent images, language and some sexuality.

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Sex & Nudity


A man's bare buttocks can be seen briefly when he swims Vincent's bare backside is seen when he shaves on a beach after the first sex scene.

Violence & Gore


Lots of shots of blood in vials, bags and needles. Spots of blood on feet, fingers and arms in some scenes. A puddle of blood on a floor, and later a bloody, pulpy head. A corpse is shown with cuts on its head. A man is beaten with face punches, head butts and kicks. A man incinerates himself (off screen, it is not actually seen). Scuffles. There are mentions and discussion of suicide throughout. A character mentions to have previously attempted. A character commits suicide towards the end of the film.



two F-words

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


Lots of smoking and some drinking between character's in some scenes, a character vomits from being drunk. Jerome (Jude Law) is a character who smokes and drinks here and there in the film. He mainly smokes

Frightening & Intense Scenes


It is implied that one of the characters smashes his head with a keyboard, it is considered suicide. We see the keyboard and the body covered in blood and guts. during one of the swimming scenes near the beginning, Vincent's Brother nearly drowns and is saved by Vincent