Sweeney Todd

2007 R 1h 56m Blu-ray / DVD

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Sweeney Todd

2007 R 1h 56m Blu-ray / DVD
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In this adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, vengeful Sweeney Todd becomes a deranged murderer after being falsely imprisoned by a sinister judge. To cover his tracks, Todd enlists the help of a baker whose meat pies become the toast of London.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this feature-film version of Stephen Sondheim's Tony-winning 1979 Broadway show isn't as family friendly as most musicals (and star Johnny Depp definitely isn't in Pirates of the Caribbean mode). In fact, there's enough blood in this dark story to rival a slasher flick. There are dozens of throat slittings, cannibalism (via pies made out of human meat), and -- it can't be said often enough -- pints and pints of blood spattered everywhere. And if that's not enough, a woman is raped, a girl is wrongfully committed to an institution, and a young boy drinks gin, helps dupe people, and murders someone.

Sexual Content

Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett hug and, in a dream sequence, kiss.


Sweeney slits many, many customers' throats with his razors. Blood is frequently shown gushing out like a geyser and often covers Sweeney. A woman is sexually assaulted at a masquerade ball; someone is burned alive in an oven; a young man is beaten with a walking stick. Human meat and bones are ground into beef for savory pies. A group of girls in an asylum assault their keeper. The judge sentences a boy to hang.


Songs and dialogue contain some curse words, including "s--t" and "f--k."

Social Behavior

Sweeney decides the world is full of amoral vermin; when he can't enact revenge on the specific people who ruined his life, he kills all of his customers, whose bodies are then used to make Mrs. Lovett's meat pies.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A young boy drinks a lot of gin, as do Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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