Why is Snitch rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Snitch is rated PG-13 for for drug content and sequences of violence.
Violence: Various scenes in the movie depict violent confrontations involving guns and fists. Characters are punched, beaten, and shot—sometimes fatally (with some blood shown). Vehicles are driven in a dangerous way on public roads and are deliberately crashed into each other causing accidents that involving other innocent people. Married couples argue. A young man, assaulted while in prison, is seen with wounds on his face.
Sexual Content: A man is seen without a shirt—his body is covered in tattoos. Married couples kiss.
Language: About two-dozen profanities are used, including scatological curses and terms of deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
The plot is centered on illegal drug use, but drugs are portrayed as a negative choice and serious consequences are included for those who participate in trafficking them. One scene shows a man being forced to sniff a small amount of cocaine from a knife.