Why is Salt rated PG-13?
Official MPAA Rating: Salt is rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of violence and action.
Violence: Frequent and intense depictions of violence are portrayed including strangulation, stabbing, hand-to-hand fighting, point blank shooting, explosions and beatings. A bloody, bruised female character is tortured and has a liquid forced down her throat by her captors. A man attacks and kills agents with a knife hidden in his shoe. A man is knocked from a motorcycle before it is stolen. Characters fire bullets into heavy traffic. Car chases result in crashes. A man is repeatedly buzzed with a tazer. A child suffers injuries from a car accident that kills her parents. A character detonates grenades inside a boat. A captive is cuffed and repeatedly head butted by the interrogator. Characters engage in risky activities.
Sexual Content: A woman is stripped down to her underwear while imprisoned. A couple kisses and embraces.
Language: A sexual expletive is used in a non-sexual context. Numerous uses of scatological slang and profanities are included, along with a cultural slur.
Drugs/Alcohol: Characters drink a toast to their success on a couple of occasions. A man’s unfinished drink is shown. One character injects another with spider venom.