Picture from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer) lost his wife forty years ago. Unable in all that time to uncover the facts in what he suspects is a murder, he brings journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) into the investigation. The reporter in turn enlists the help of an unconventional research assistant/computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara).

Why is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is rated R for for brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language.

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:


- Brief explicit violence.

- Sexual violence (including buttock nudity and disturbing detail).

- Hand-to-hand and weapons violence.

- Explicit torture.

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with detailed wounds and blood.

Sexual Content:

- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity, with breast, buttock, and brief female frontal nudity (some detail shown).

- Infrequent breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Nudity shown in torture and violent situations.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual innuendo and references.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Fondling.


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context

- Infrequent use of scatological slang and cursing.

- Slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Frequent tobacco use.