Why is Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street rated R?
Official MPAA Rating: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is rated R for for graphic bloody violence.
Receiving restrictive ratings in the US and Canada, this film delights in gory violent details as unwitting customers arrive at Todd’s barbershop, only to have their throats slit and their bodies butchered. This macabre feast features exaggerated blood-gushing images and scenes of human remains being used for food. In addition to this violence, other scenes include a woman being held captive by a judge who peers at her though a peephole (she is always clothed). Another man is beaten for asking if he can visit her. Language includes a few scatological terms. Sexual content is limited to some low cut dresses. A young boy is treated as a slave, and he drinks liberally from a bottle of hard liquor.