Why is Mud rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Mud is rated PG-13 for for some violence, sexual references, language, thematic elements and smoking.
Violence: A man punches a woman and pushes her to the ground threatening her with a knife. When another character intervenes he is punched and threatened. Characters are involved in fistfights. A boy is bitten by a snake. Characters surround a house and fire shots into it. Some characters are killed. A body is seen lying in a pool of blood. A character slaps another. A character packs a gun for protection.
Sexual Content: Two boys find a stack of pornographic magazines featuring scantily clad women on the cover. A boy asks his friend if he touched a girl’s breasts. A girl kisses a boy. Some crude sexual innuendo is included.
Language: The script contains frequent scatological slang, some terms of Deity and other profanities. Crude sexual comments and slang terms, along with a sexual hand gesture are also included.
Alcohol / Drug Use: One character smokes on several occasions. Others drink in a bar or at home. Characters talk about drinking.