ZOO (2017)

ZOO (2017)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 97 minutes

  • Director(s): Colin McIvor

  • Cast: Toby Jones, Amy Huberman, Art Parkinson, Penelope Wilton, Ian McElhinney, Damian O'Hare, Stephen Hagan

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, threat

  • Synopsis: ZOO is an Irish drama in which a boy and his friends attempt to rescue an elephant during the German air raid bombings in Belfast in 1941.

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ZOO is an Irish drama in which a boy and his friends attempt to rescue an elephant during the German air raid bombings in Belfast in 1941.

Language

There is use of mild bad language.

Threat

Mild threat include scenes which show the German bombing raids in Belfast. This includes sight of people ducking and running to air raid shelters as bombs go off.

There is brief bloody detail in a scene that shows three friends marking their initials on a tree with blood after they take a 'blood oath'.

Upsetting scenes include moments relating to bereavement. It's also implied that a girl's father is an alcoholic.

Infrequent very mild violence includes a scene in which a boy is punched down, without detail.

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THE BREADWINNER (2017)

THE BREADWINNER (2017)
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  • Run time: 93 minutes

  • Director(s): Nora Twomey

  • Cast: Saara Chaudry (voice), Laara Sadiq (voice), Shaista Latif (voice), Ali Badshah (voice), Noorin Gulamgaus (voice), Kawa Ada (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: moderate threat, violence

  • Synopsis: THE BREADWINNER is a Canadian animation drama in which a young Afghan girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

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THE BREADWINNER is a Canadian animation drama in which a young Afghan girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

Threat

A child is caught up in gunfire and bombing. Two young children are chased by a Taliban member with a machine gun. Prisoners are marched at gunpoint by Taliban soldiers; it is implied that they are to be executed. A man threatens a woman with a knife. Milder threat occurs in fantasy sequences in which a boy encounters fearsome creatures and dangerous storms.

Violence

Two women are beaten: we hear the sounds of the impacts but we do not see the blows. A man is shot, and there is some bloody aftermath detail. A man punches a child in the stomach, knocking her to the ground.

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SHOW DOGS (2018)

SHOW DOGS (2018)
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  • Run time: 92 minutes

  • Director(s): Raja Gosnell

  • Cast: Will Arnett, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges (voice), Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias (voice), Shaquille O'Neal (voice), Omar Camparro, Stanley Tucci (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, rude humour, violence

  • Synopsis: SHOW DOGS is an action comedy in which a police rottweiler goes undercover at a dog show to break up an animal smuggling ring.

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SHOW DOGS is an action comedy in which a police rottweiler goes undercover at a dog show to break up an animal smuggling ring.

Language

There is use of mild bad language.

Violence

Scenes of mild violence include a man being shot at and an exchange of punches between two men.

Rude humour includes a dog breaking wind underwater, and a recurring joke about a dog's discomfort at having its private parts inspected by competition judges.

One scene features the song 'Sexy and I Know It' by LMFAO, which includes mild sex references. More information is available for parents on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018)

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 149 minutes

  • Director(s): Joe Russo Anthony Russo

  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat

  • 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: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is a US fantasy film in which an army of superheros must work together to stop an evil foe from destroying the universe.

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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR is a US fantasy film in which an army of superheros must work together to stop an evil foe from destroying the universe.

Violence

There are frequent scenes of moderate fantasy violence in which various characters with special powers fight each other or battle an army of aliens. The violence includes use of shooting with futuristic weapons, punches, kicks and blows from other weaponry.

Threat

There is a scene in which a character is suspended by wires and pulled apart by a villain trying to extract information from her, but the torture is fantastical.

There is a middle finger gesture and some incomplete uses of strong language. There are also milder swearwords. More information about the language and other issues is available for parents on the main BBFC website and the free BBFC app.

SHERLOCK GNOMES (2017)

SHERLOCK GNOMES (2017)
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  • Run time: 86 minutes

  • Director(s): John Stevenson

  • Cast: Emily Blunt (voice), James McAvoy (voice), Johnny Depp (voice), Chiwetel Ejiofor (voice), Mary J. Blige (voice), Michael Caine (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: very mild threat, violence, rude humour

  • 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: SHERLOCK GNOMES is an animated adventure in which a pair of garden gnomes join forces with a detective to find their kidnapped friends.

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SHERLOCK GNOMES is an animated adventure in which a pair of garden gnomes join forces with a detective to find their kidnapped friends.

Threat

The gnomes face threats from a swarm of rats, a pair of stone gargoyles and an army of cat figurines. A villain traps characters beneath a drawbridge that is slowly coming down. These scarier moments are brief and contain comic interludes.

Violence

Characters fight with sticks, rolling pins and a fantastical rocket launcher, but without sustaining injury.

Theme

There is very mild rude humour.

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MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER (2017)

MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER (2017)
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  • Run time: 56 minutes

  • Director(s): Hiromasa Yonebayashi

  • Cast: Hana Sugisaki, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Yuki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hikari Mitsushima, Jiro Sato

  • BBFCinsight: very mild threat

  • Synopsis: MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER is an animated fantasy film in which a young girl is transported to a land of magic after discovering a rare flower.

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MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER is an animated fantasy film in which a young girl is transported to a land of magic after discovering a rare flower.

Threat

Scenes of threat include a boy and several animals being subjected to 'transformation' experiments which involve them being turned into magical hybrid creatures. In several scenes, a girl loses control of her flying broomstick and lands badly, at one point suffering slightly grazed palms. There are also some sequences in which a girl and boy are pursued by fantastical creatures controlled by an evil witch.

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ISLE OF DOGS (2018)

ISLE OF DOGS (2018)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 99 minutes

  • Director(s): Wes Anderson

  • Cast: Bryan Cranston (voice), Koyu Rankin (voice), Edward Norton (voice), Liev Schreiber (voice), Bill Murray (voice), Bob Balaban (voice), Jeff Goldblum (voice), Scarlett Johansson (voice), Kunichi Nomura (voice), Tilda Swinton (voice), Greta Gerwig (voice), Akira Ito (voice), Frances McDormand (voice), Akira Takayama (voice), Courtney B. Vance (voice), F. Murray Abraham (voice), Fisher Stevens (voice), Yojiro Noda (voice), Mari Natsuki (voice), Frank Wood (voice)

  • Synopsis: ISLE OF DOGS is a US animated comedy drama in which a boy tries to rescue his dog from an island to which all dogs have been sent after a 'dog flu' outbreak.

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ISLE OF DOGS is a US animated comedy drama in which a boy tries to rescue his dog from an island to which all dogs have been sent after a 'dog flu' outbreak.

Threat

Characters face dog catchers, robot dogs and other dogs who are rumoured to be cannibals in scenes of mildly intense threat. A plot to poison the dogs does not work.

Violence

A dog's ear is torn off in a fight, resulting in a small amount of blood, but the dog does not appear to be in pain and isn't distressed. Another dog receives a black eye in a fight with a robot. A painting shows a headless samurai, with a little bloody detail.

Language

There is infrequent use of mild bad language and some very mild terms.

There are brief references grown up themes such as suicide, bereavement and testing on animals or putting them down, but these issues are handled sensitively.

There is a scene of an operation on a human character. A child's head is hurt by some metal debris, the child survives but there is a small trickle of blood. There is some very minor bloody detail when some fish are cut up to make sushi. There are also images of the skeleton of a dog who died after being trapped in a cage.

There is infrequent very mild sex references.

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THE HURRICANE HEIST (2018)

THE HURRICANE HEIST (2018)
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  • Run time: 103 minutes

  • Director(s): Rob Cohen

  • Cast: Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Ralph Ineson, Melissa Bolona, Ben Cross

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat, language, injury detail

  • Synopsis: THE HURRICANE HEIST is a US action thriller in which a criminal gang attempts to carry out a robbery during a Category 5 hurricane.

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THE HURRICANE HEIST is a US action thriller in which a criminal gang attempts to carry out a robbery during a very bad hurricane.

Violence

Multiple people are shot, sometimes resulting in small amounts of blood spray. There are also occasional scenes fist fighting. A villain makes a comment about assaulting a woman with a cattle prod.

Threat

People are killed by explosions or hit by debris during a violent storm. Others are pulled into the sky by the wind or swept away by a tidal wave. There are long scenes of shoot-outs and hostages being taken by armed criminals.

Language

There is one use of strong language as well as some moderate and milder terms.

Injury detail

There is brief sight of a cars hub-cap stuck in a man's chest, without blood or wound detail, and of a man's bloody, broken arm. Bruises and bloody cuts are seen on people's faces.

Infrequent mild sex references include a sequence in which a man finds female underwear in another man's flat.

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RAMPAGE (2018)

RAMPAGE (2018)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 107 minutes

  • Director(s): Brad Peyton

  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Will Yun Lee, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Naomi Harris

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat, brief gory images, rude gestures

  • 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: RAMPAGE is a US fantasy action film in which an experiment gone wrong unleashes three mutated monsters.

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RAMPAGE is a US fantasy action film in which an experiment gone wrong unleashes three mutated monsters.

Violence

There are scenes of action violence as giant monsters attack humans or fight amongst themselves. Human characters fight back against the monsters using guns and explosives. Battles between the creatures involve the use of their teeth and claws, as well as various pieces of debris which are used as weapons. There are also occasional moments of more realistic human-on-human violence, including fistfights and a shooting.

Threat

The action sequences include several moments of threat, as humans find their lives at risk from the rampaging monsters or from buildings falling down around them.

Injury detail

There is one brief gory moment when a man discovers the bodies of victims in the aftermath of a monster attack, one of whom appears to have been torn in half. Further injury detail includes cuts and scrapes on characters' faces and some streaks of blood on their clothing. The monsters become more bruised and bloodied throughout the course of their battles, but there is no particular focus on these injuries.

Language

There is mild bad language and the use of rude hand gestures.

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EVERY DAY (2018)

EVERY DAY (2018)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 97 minutes

  • Director(s): Michael Sucsy

  • Cast: Debby Ryan, Maria Bello, Owen Teague, Angourie Rice, Colin Ford, Lucas Jade Zumann

  • BBFCinsight: moderate bad language, infrequent suicide references

  • Synopsis: EVERY DAY is a romantic fantasy drama in which a teenager falls in love with a spirit who wakes up in a different body each morning.

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EVERY DAY is a romantic fantasy drama in which a teenager falls in love with a spirit who wakes up in a different body each morning.

Language

It contains moderate bad language and milder terms.

Suicide

There are references to a teenage character intending to take her life. We see a notebook containing drawings that represent some techniques, without strong detail.

Other issues include occasional mild sex references.

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