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Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) is temped to return to his former life of crime as a smuggler when he is offered a more lucrative opportunity than his present salary as a security guard.

MPAA Rating: R for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use.

Why is Contraband rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Contraband is rated R for for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Depictions of fighting, beating and shooting.

- Frequent hand-to-hand and weapons violence, with some blood and detail shown.

- Disturbing scenes.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner, with detail and blood.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang.

- Infrequent use of profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

- Slurs

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Detailed scene depicting illegal drug use.

- Substance abuse.

- Tobacco use.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Frequent Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Violence, Coarse Language.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Disturbing Content, oarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Substance Abuse, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Vulgar Language.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A