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America's future looks grim in this movie predicting a dystopian society rife with crime and drug abuse. The only law enforcement available is from a group of cops with the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner.

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language, drug use and some sexual content.

Why is Dredd rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Dredd is rated R for for strong bloody violence, language, drug use and some sexual content.

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 and prolonged depictions of explicit violence, including two scenes of shooting.

- Depictions of torture, beating, shooting, mutilation, burning, dismemberment and decapitation.

- Frequent detailed disturbing scenes.

- Explicit gory and grotesque images.

Sexual Content:

- Nudity seen in sexual situation.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Two brief portrayals of implied sexual violence (breast nudity and a little detail shown).

- Sexual innuendo.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in non-sexual contexts.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Substance abuse.

- Frequent portrayals of illegal drug use for recreational purposes.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Gory, Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence.
Ontario 18A Brutal Violence, Substance Abuse, Gory Scenes.
Quebec 16+ Violence.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A