Video release suitable for 12 years and over


  • Genre: THRILLER, Science Fiction, Action

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 109 minutes

  • Director(s): Dean Devlin

  • Cast: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Wu, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia

  • BBFCinsight: intense action disaster scenes, moderate violence

  • Note to parents: Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience.

  • Synopsis: Geostorm is a US disaster movie in which a number of malfunctioning climate control satellites threaten to unleash a series of global environmental catastrophes.

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GEOSTORM is a US disaster movie in which a number of climate control satellites break and a series of global environmental disasters are possible.


There are frequent scenes of intense action and moderate threat as people face a variety of natural disasters, including tornadoes, tsunamis and extreme cold weather. The disasters result in buildings collapsing, roads cracking open and spewing out molten lava, an aeroplane crashing and people being overwhelmed by a tsunami. There are scenes of panic and chaos, together with the occasional undetailed death.


Moderate violence includes punches to the face and undetailed shootings. In one scene a man is pushed into the path of a speeding car.

Other issues include mild bad language.

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