Picture from Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

From fairytale to horror flick, this version of Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) picks up the story fifteen years after the pair's traumatic experience at the gingerbread house. No longer innocent children, the siblings are now experienced witch hunters who take a vengeful delight in their work.

MPAA Rating: R for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language.

Why is Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is rated R for for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/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:


- Frequent non-graphic violence.

- Frequent explicit violence with gory and grotesque images.

- Violent acts shown with realistic detail, blood and tissue damage.

- Frequent gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence, with blood and gore.

- Explicit depiction of decapitation.

- Depictions of torture, beating, shooting, stabbing, and dismemberment.

- Adverse psychological impact.

Sexual Content:

- Breasts and buttocks nudity shown in a sexual context.

- Nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Mild sexual innuendo and references.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

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

- Slurs

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Gory Violence, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Horror.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 18A