Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over


  • Genre: Drama

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 117 minutes

  • Director(s): Garth Davis

  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ariane Labed, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Lubna Azabal

  • BBFCinsight: bloody images

  • Synopsis: MARY MAGDALENE is a US Biblical drama which follows the titular saint.

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MARY MAGDALENE is a US Biblical drama which follows the saint.

Injury detail

There are bloody images of the Crucifixion as well as during an animal sacrifice, which takes place off screen. Images of dead or dying bodies are seen but without any strong detail.

There is a non-graphic verbal reference to assault and murder.

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