Wondering if No Time to Die is ok for kids? No Time to Die is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, strong language and some suggestive material. In Daniel Craig’s swan song as James Bond, they’ve toned down some of Bond’s chauvinistic and sexist behavior, but there’s still plenty of action. with a PG-13 rating, here’s what parents need to know in this No Time to Die Parents Guide.
No Time to Die Parents Guide
James Bond (Daniel Craig) is retired but his peaceful life off the grid is cut short when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. As Bond broods over some heartbreak, he helps Felix when a deadly weapon that could destroy the world is stolen.
Also thrown in the mix is Lashana Lynch, who plays Nomi, the spy who inherited the 007 number after Bond retired. This is one of the Bond franchise’s moves to make the films more female-friendly. But if you’re worried about not having Bond girls in dresses and heels who shoot things up, never fear, Ana de Armas (Paloma) has you covered. New threats and old threats appear to give Daniel Craig a proper send off.
What is No Time to Die Rated?
No Time to Die is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, brief strong language and some suggestive material according to the MPA. Is No Time to Die kid friendly? It’s typical Bond movie action, but is more kid friendly than past Bond films.
There are uses of a**, sh*t, hell, bloody hell, one use of fu*k, and uses of Deity like Jesus Christ.
There is a scene of implied sex with a woman who is topless. You can see her bare back. Another character wears a low cut dress, and you can see some side boob.
There are several shots of a man shirtless, one in the shower from the waist up.
There are several scenes of violence including gun violence, shootings, car chases, fighting, and punching. Characters die from chemical substances. There isn’t much blood or gore. Several children are in peril, including one being taken hostage. Some scenes may a little too intense for kids.
Characters drink alcohol and smoke.
Is No Time to Die Appropriate for Kids Under 13?
For a James Bond movie, No Time to Die is appropriate for ages 12 and older. You can definitely go younger if kids have seen other James Bond movies or even if they have seen all the Marvel movies. No Time to Die even has a bit of a Marvel-esque feel. It’s less sexist, there’s a female 007, James Bond is in a monogamous relationship, and he’s more humanized.
The film is long at almost 3 hours, so some kids may want to bounce early. The story gets a little muddled, but overall it’s a great conclusion for Daniel Craig. If you can, you may want to watch his other Bond movies to get some background, but it’s not totally necessary.
No Time to Die gives old fans their gadgets, Bond girls, and action and new fans a charming, modernized Bond. Daniel Craig will be missed, but as the MCU has entered Phase 4, I’m excited for a new Bond phase, too.