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To be surprised Sweeney Todd is certified 18

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LouisevilleLlama Wed 19-Apr-17 23:19:35

Randomly wanted to watch it and it's an 18, I was very surprised by what I remember of it.

LouisevilleLlama Thu 20-Apr-17 01:22:48

Having watched it, I mean it's pretty violent still not sure it's an 18

CaoNiMartacus Thu 20-Apr-17 07:37:03

Isn't it about a barber who slaughters his clients and makes them into pies?? Hardly U or PG material!

Pinkandwhiteblossoms Thu 20-Apr-17 07:44:48

It's the scene where Helena Bonham Carter is burned alive that does it. The rest of the story is quite nice really.

ShatnersWig Thu 20-Apr-17 07:45:22

Awful film of one of the best musicals ever written

Willow2017 Thu 20-Apr-17 07:53:48

He slits people's throats on the Barber chair! They eat people. Hardly a U.

OnionKnight Thu 20-Apr-17 07:56:32

Well there is a lot of slit throats with arterial spray and HBC is burned alive, hardly a PG.

MovingtoParadise Thu 20-Apr-17 08:17:12

It's very, very graphic. Much more violent that your average 15. I had to look away on multiple occasions.

LouisevilleLlama Thu 20-Apr-17 13:11:52

To wasn't thinking U more 15

lostincumbria Thu 20-Apr-17 13:29:14

BBFC says: Several scenes depict customer's throats being slit with a razor. These scenes are generally shown in close up, sometimes in an extremely gory and bloody manner.

It's the close-up and lingering on the detail which pushes it to 18. Logan is far more violent and shabby, but no extended shots, hence 15.

Zhan Thu 20-Apr-17 13:43:23

I love Sweeney Todd. Some people are just too sensitive 🙄

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