Heart of Stone parents guide: Is Heart of Stone okay to watch with kids?

Heart Of Stone. Robert Viglasky/Netflix.
Heart Of Stone. Robert Viglasky/Netflix. /

Move over Tyler Rake; it’s Rachel Stone’s time to shine. Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot takes the lead in Netflix’s slick spy thriller Heart of Stone, streaming now on the service. Directed by British filmmaker Tom Harper, whose previous credits include shows like Peaky Blinders and War & Peace, Heart of Stone is an exciting action-adventure flick with a female lead.

Heart of Stone wears its inspirations on its sleeve. You’ll get plenty of Mission Impossible and James Bond vibes watching the film. But overall, it’s a fun popcorn movie, perfect for the summer. It’s certainly better and more entertaining than Jennifer Lopez‘s lackluster flick The Mother, though both suffer from bloated runtimes.

Still, Heart of Stone feels destined to become another action franchise for Netflix alongside Extraction, Red Notice, and The Gray Man. Who knows? Maybe we’ll see Rachel Stone and Tyler Rake meet in a crossover someday.

Parents might be curious if Heart of Stone is an appropriate film to watch with their entire family. Are there any awkward sex scenes to be wary of if you’ve got kids around? Is the violence too gratuitous? Here’s everything (spoiler-free!) you need to know about the film’s rating and content.

Heart of Stone on Netflix parents guide

Heart of Stone has been rated PG-13, meaning parents are strongly cautioned as some material in the film might be inappropriate for pre-teens. Having watched the movie, I can confirm that Heart of Stone contains violence, intense action, and strong language.

However, the movie is pretty tame regarding the amount of bloodshed it shows. There’s nothing gratuitous, and there aren’t any sex scenes or nudity present. The film doesn’t feature any romance. In terms of violence, the movie contains hand-to-hand combat, gunfights, explosions, and many characters die.

Most deaths take place off-screen or are implied, but a few people are stabbed, beaten, or shot dead point-blank, which might disturb some viewers. I will reiterate that there is minimal bloodshed, and even when deaths occur, they’re generally swift and not graphic.

If you want to compare this movie to other Netflix action films, Heart of Stone is significantly tamer than Extraction and probably on par with Red Notice, albeit more serious in tone. Both Red Notice and Heart of Stone are rated PG-13 for similar reasons, so if you watched Red Notice with your family, it should be okay to do the same with Heart of Stone.

For parents who have kids younger than 13 or would prefer to watch an action movie aimed at young viewers, I recommend checking out The Bad Guys, Monster Trucks, Nimona, or The Karate Kid, all currently streaming on Netflix.

Watch the official Netflix trailer below to get a better idea of what to expect from Heart of Stone.

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