The 1974 film Murder on the Orient Express is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for violence and thematic elements.
The film based on the Agatha Christie novel of the same name is about a group of passengers who are stranded on a train after a murder occurs. The murderer is among the passengers and it is up to detective Hercule Poirot to solve the case.
The film was directed by Sidney Lumet and stars Albert Finney Lauren Bacall Ingrid Bergman and Sean Connery.
The violence in the film is relatively mild but there are some scenes in which characters are stabbed or shot. There is also a scene in which a character is killed with a poison needle. The thematic elements of the film include murder and deception.
The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and won two. It was also nominated for four Golden Globe Awards winning two.
What is the main reason why Murder on the Orient Express is rated PG-13?
The film’s rating is due to its violence and language.