THE PROMISE (2016)

THE PROMISE (2016)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 130 minutes

  • Director(s): Terry George

  • Cast: Christian Bale, Angela Sarafyan, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar Isaac, James Cromwell, Jean Reno

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, occasional bloody images

  • Synopsis: THE PROMISE is a historical drama in which an American journalist and an Armenian medical student get caught up in the genocide of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire.

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THE PROMISE is a historical drama in which an American journalist and an Armenian medical student get caught up in the genocide of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire.

Violence

There are some battle scenes during which gunshots inflict wounds but with little bloodshed. One sequence shows a street fight as a man is attacked and beaten up.

Disturbing images

Two medical students are shown carrying out an autopsy. Elsewhere there is sight of dead people after attacks.

There are some passing references to drug misuse and uses of mild bad language. More information is available for parents on the BBFCinsight on our main BBFC website and the free BBFC App.

PHILLAURI (2017)

PHILLAURI (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 129 minutes

  • Director(s): Anshai Lal

  • Cast: Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma, Mehreen Pirzada, Nidhi Bisht, Yulian Shchukin

  • BBFCinsight: suicide scene

  • Synopsis: PHILLAURI is a Hindi language romantic drama in which a man meets a friendly spirit after he is made to marry a tree to ward off bad luck.

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PHILLAURI is a Hindi language romantic drama in which a man meets a friendly spirit after he is made to marry a tree to ward off bad luck.

Suicide

There is a scene in which a figure is shown dropping and swinging from a noose.

Mild violence includes a scene in which a character is slapped down and beaten, and a scene that shows soldiers firing at people, with brief injury detail. There are also some mild sex references, and uses of mild bad language.

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KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (2017)

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 126 minutes

  • Director(s): Guy Ritchie

  • Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Katie McGrath, Annabelle Wallis, Jude Law, Hermione Corfield, Eric Bana

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, 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: KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD is a US fantasy action film in which a man leads a rebellion against a tyrannical sorcerer.

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KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD is a US fantasy action film in which a man leads a rebellion against a cruel sorcerer.

Language

There is infrequent strong language and some milder terms.

Violence

There are loud and moderately intense fantasy battle scenes featuring swordfighting and crunchy punches, kicks and headbutts. Other scenes show heavy blows during hand-to-hand combat. Characters are stabbed, an ear is severed, and it is implied that two throats are slit. In one scene a man strikes a woman's face. Later, another man attempts the same but is interrupted.

Threat

Characters are attacked by monstrous creatures including a giant snake. A villain threatens and then kills a character in front of the victim's young child.

We see a spray of blood and some brief wound detail when a character cuts a snake in half. Other issues include sex references and brief, infrequent female breast nudity.

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GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017)

GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 107 minutes

  • Director(s): Rupert Sanders

  • Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Rila Fukushima, Juliette Binoche, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Wincott

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat

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  • Synopsis: GHOST IN THE SHELL is a sci-fi action fantasy in which a woman awakes to discover her mind has been transplanted into an android body.

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GHOST IN THE SHELL is a sci-fi action fantasy in which a woman awakes to discover her mind has been transplanted into an android body.

Violence

There are frequent scenes of moderate violence, including use of guns, explosives and taser batons. Sight of injury detail is limited and brief.

Threat

Occasional scenes of moderate threat include a character being dragged down by dozens of featureless figures, and a jump moment when a hooded figure suddenly lurches at a character.

There is infrequent mild bad language, as well as a rude middle finger gesture.

TABLE 19 (2017)

TABLE 19 (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 84 minutes

  • Director(s): Jeffrey Blitz

  • Cast: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Rya Meyers, Charles Green, Tony Revolori, June Squibb, Stephen Merchant, Wyatt Russell, Amanda Crew, Thomas Cocquerel

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references, infrequent strong language, drug misuse

  • Synopsis: TABLE 19 is a US romantic comedy in which a woman attends a wedding where she finds herself seated at a table with a disparate group of characters.

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TABLE 19 is a US romantic comedy in which a woman attends a wedding where she finds herself seated at a table with a different group of characters.

Sex

The film contains some moderate verbal sex references.

Language

There is infrequent strong language, as well as some milder bad language and an offensive middle finger gesture.

Drugs

There are also some visual and verbal drug misuse references.

There are also brief scenes of male rear view nudity, and a mild sex scene.

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THE BOSS BABY (2017)

THE BOSS BABY (2017)
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  • Run time: 93 minutes

  • Director(s): Tom McGrath

  • Cast: Miles Christopher Bakshi (voice), Alec Baldwin (voice), Eric Bell Jr. (voice), Steve Buscemi (voice), Jimmy Kimmel (voice), Lisa Kudrow (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: very mild comic threat, 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: THE BABY BOSS is an animation in which a young boy and his new baby brother team up to defeat an evil businessman.

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THE BABY BOSS is an animation in which a young boy and his new baby brother team up to defeat an evil businessman.

Threat

A young boy frequently imagines he is being chased by wild animals, pirates or space aliens and pretends he is fighting them off. He also imagines he is a ninja creeping through spooky, dark houses with pictures of demons on the walls. This is all taking place in a child's imagination. A young boy and baby are also comically chased by some villains, with slapstick action as they ride and throw toys at each other.

Theme

There are occasional moments of rude humour including a dog sniffing the bottom of a baby who is dressed as a puppy, and two characters emerging from the bottom of a giant inflatable dog as if they are dog poo. There are lots of naked baby bottoms seen as babies move through a factory, with one facing the wrong way when dummies are put in the babies' mouths; the baby realises the dummy might be pushed into his bottom instead so turns around. There are also jokes about how babies are made, with the details whispered between characters and left unheard by the audience.

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POWER RANGERS (2017)

POWER RANGERS (2017)
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  • Run time: 121 minutes

  • Director(s): Dean Israelite

  • Cast: Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Scott, Becky G, Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin, Bill Haderr, David Denman, Emily Maddison

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat

  • Synopsis: POWER RANGERS is a sci-fi fantasy in which some young people acquire super powers.

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POWER RANGERS is a sci-fi fantasy about four young people who gain super powers.

Violence

There are a number of spectacular and noisy battle sequences in which the Power Rangers fight against the villain and her gang. Some heavy punches are thrown between two men when they fight each other.

Threat

Terrified people are seen fleeing through the streets as the villain's army rampages through a town, destroying buildings and vehicles.

Other issues include a use of moderate bad language and a few crude comments.

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THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES (2017)

THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 104 minutes

  • Director(s): Roger Goldby

  • Cast: Joan Collins, Pauline Collins, Franco Nero, Ronald Pickup, Sian Reeves, Joely Richardson

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, drug misuse

  • Synopsis: THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES is a British comedy drama in which a former movie star and a neglected housewife go on an unexpected journey to France.

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THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES is a British comedy drama in which a former movie star and a neglected housewife go on an unexpected journey to France.

Language

There is infrequent strong language and some milder terms.

Drugs

There is a scene of drug misuse.

There is full frontal male nudity as a man strips off to go swimming, and several mild verbal sex references.

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VICEROY'S HOUSE (2017)

VICEROY'S HOUSE (2017)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 104 minutes

  • Director(s): Gurinder Chadha

  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Simon Callow, Om Puri

  • BBFCinsight: brief distressing images

  • Synopsis: VICEROY'S HOUSE is a historical drama about Lord Mountbatten's period as Viceroy of India

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VICEROY'S HOUSE is a historical drama about Lord Mountbatten's period as Viceroy of India.

Disturbing images

During documentary footage, there are images of dead bodies lying on the ground.

There are scenes in which British characters display discriminatory attitudes towards Indians. There is also mild bad language.

GOING IN STYLE (2017)

GOING IN STYLE (2017)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 94 minutes

  • Director(s): Zach Braff

  • Cast: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Joey King, Matt Dillon, Ann-Margret, Christopher Lloyd

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, drug misuse

  • Synopsis: GOING IN STYLE is a comedy drama in which three elderly men decide to rob a bank.

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GOING IN STYLE is a comedy drama in which three elderly men decide to rob a bank.

Language

A single use of strong language is spoken by a woman expressing her anger when her mobility scooter is stolen.

Drugs

We see two of the characters taking drugs. There are also some other references to drug misuse.

There are some mild sex references, when a couple are seen falling into bed breathlessly, and when a man refers to 'making love' to his wife.

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