Why is 9 (Nine) rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: 9 (Nine) is rated PG-13 for for violence and scary images.
Portrayals of the aftermath of war, death and bombed buildings are central to this film. There are also depictions of corpses, including a dead mother and child. Machines in dog and bird-like forms hunt down and shoot at the characters in this story. One character is captured and carried off by a robot. Others are killed or injured. An individual unknowingly plays with a bullet. A bomb releases a deadly gas across the city that kills the populace. Characters have their eyes burned out. A magnet causes a mind-altering experience for one of the dolls. Buildings are engulfed in flames. Massive explosions cause the destruction of homes and factories. Characters participate in a funeral and are subjected to repeated moments of peril.