NINE LIVES (2016)

NINE LIVES (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 85 minutes

  • Director(s): Barry Sonnenfeld

  • Cast: Kevin Spacey (voice), Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken, Robbie Amell, Malina Weissman, Cheryl Hines

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language

  • Synopsis: NINE LIVES is a US family comedy about a wealthy businessman who finds himself trapped inside the body of a cat.

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NINE LIVES is a US family comedy about a wealthy businessman who finds himself trapped inside the body of a cat.

Language

It contains mild bad language.

Mild sex references include a comment about a man's next relationship possibly being much younger than him.

There is a misunderstanding about whether a man is considering taking his own life when he talks about making his 'first and last' jump from a building. People rush to try to stop him, but it is quickly revealed he was talking about jumping with a parachute.

There is some mild slapstick violence as a cat repeatedly smacks into walls and floors while trying to climb around furniture. A man is also tasered in comic fashion.

There is also some very mild rude humour as a cat urinates in a woman's handbag and on a rug.

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STAR TREK BEYOND (2016)

STAR TREK BEYOND (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 122 minutes

  • Director(s): Justin Lin

  • Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg

  • 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: STAR TREK BEYOND is a US sci-fi adventure in which the crew of the Starship Enterprise venture into uncharted space when they respond to a call for help from a stranded ship.

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STAR TREK BEYOND is a US sci-fi adventure in which the crew of the Starship Enterprise venture into uncharted space when they respond to a call for help from a stranded ship.

Violence

There are scenes in which spaceships are attacked and break up, with crew thrown around or sucked out into space. In fights with aliens, characters are struck by laser fire and fall dead. The fights include punches, kicks and other blows, some resulting in bloodied faces. There is some loss of skin from faces prior to complete evaporation as a result of a blast from a weapon.

Threat

Characters are seen in danger as spaceships break up or crash, in exchanges with aliens, and during fight sequences.

Other issues include mild bad language and mild sex references (eg a couple are seen kissing in a lift and a bare-chested man is pushed out of a woman's room as they argue).

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JASON BOURNE (2016)

JASON BOURNE (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 120 minutes

  • Director(s): Paul Greengrass

  • Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Neve Gachev

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence

  • Synopsis: JASON BOURNE is an action thriller about a former CIA agent who comes out of hiding after discovering information about his past.

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JASON BOURNE is an action thriller about a former CIA agent who comes out of hiding after discovering information about his past.

Violence

There are frequent scenes of moderate violence in which people engage in hand-to-hand combat, and use weapons or firearms. Although heavy blows are landed, little is shown in terms of injury detail, with the focus instead placed on action. There are shootings resulting in limited bloodshed, and a long fight scene featuring heavy blows and an implied neck break.

There is a single use of moderate bad language and some milder bad language.

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016)

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016)
  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 130 minutes

  • Director(s): Antoine Fuqua

  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Peter Sarsgaard, Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer, Luke Grimes, Sean Bridgers, Billy Slaughter, Cam Gigandet, Vinnie Jones

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence

  • Synopsis: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN is a US Western drama about a group of outlaws who rally together to protect a town from a ruthless industrialist.

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN is a US Western drama about a group of outlaws who rally together to protect a town from a ruthless business man.

Violence

Moderate violence includes several extended scenes of gun battles where numerous characters are struck by bullets and killed. Other characters are also stabbed or slashed with knives. There are no clear images of injuries, although occasionally blood is visible on skin or clothes afterwards.

Other issues include some mild sex references about women working in a saloon.

There is some mild bad language.

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INFERNO (2016)

INFERNO (2016)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 119 minutes

  • Director(s): Ron Howard

  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ana Ularu, Jon Donahue

  • BBFCinsight: disturbing images, moderate violence, infrequent strong language

  • Synopsis: INFERNO is a thriller in which an academic helps to foil a deadly plot.

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INFERNO is a thriller in which an academic helps to foil a deadly plot.

Disturbing images

There are some visions of Hell inspired by famous paintings. These include sight of people's bodies which have been twisted, people infected with plague, and pairs of legs coming up from the ground.

Violence

Moderate violence includes shootings and a knife fight in which characters are stabbed. There is some blood but little is seen in terms of injury detail.

Language

There is a single use of strong language as well as moderate and mild bad language.

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A STREET CAT NAMED BOB (2016)

A STREET CAT NAMED BOB (2016)
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  • Run time: 100 minutes

  • Director(s): Roger Spottiswoode

  • Cast: Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head, Beth Goddard, Darren Evans, Carolina Goodall, Ruth Sheen, Lorraine Ashbourne

  • BBFCinsight: moderate drug references

  • Synopsis: A STREET CAT NAMED BOB is a drama about a busker and recovering drug addict whose life is transformed when he adopts a stray ginger cat.

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A STREET CAT NAMED BOB is a drama about a busker and recovering drug addict whose life is transformed when he adopts a stray ginger cat.

Drugs

There are several verbal and visual references to drugs and drug misuse. This includes references to strong drugs, including heroin, and scenes showing characters who have overdosed on drugs, or who are trying to stop taking them. The film consistently stresses how dangerous drug misuse can be.

Other issues include mild injury detail, mild threat, and mild bad language. More information is available for parents on the main BBFC website, and the free to download BBFC App.

STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE (1977)

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 120 minutes

  • Director(s): George Lucas

  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse, James Earl Jones (voice), Phil Brown, Shelagh Fraser, Jack Purvis, Alex McCrindle, Eddie Byrne, Drewe Henley, Dennis Lawson, Garrick Hagon, Jack Klaff, William Hootkins

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild sci-fi action

  • Synopsis: STAR WARS: EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE is a science fiction film about a young man, Luke Skywalker, who sets off on an adventure to rescue the captured Princess Leia from evil forces.

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STAR WARS is a science fiction film, from 1977, about a young man, Luke Skywalker, who sets off on an adventure to rescue the captured Princess Leia from evil forces.

Violence

There is some mild violence, but all in a clear fantasy setting. Most of the violence is theatrical and bloodless, lacking in any strong detail. The strongest examples include the sight of a man using a light saber in a bar brawl and slicing off an alien's arm. We briefly see the arm on the floor. There is also the sight of some charred bodies after a family is attacked, and some scuffles and fights with fantasy weapons including ray guns and light sabers. The baddie Darth Vader also grabs subordinates and enemies by the neck, killing them.

The film also includes some explosions and space battle scenes, as spaceships are shot from the sky and hit during a battle sequence.

STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)

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  • Run time: 122 minutes

  • Director(s): Irvin Kershner

  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, James Earl Jones (voice), Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz (puppeteer/voice), Alec Guinness, Jeremy Bulloch, Kenneth Colley, Julian Glover, Michael Sheard

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild violence and threat

  • Synopsis: STAR WARS: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is a science fiction sequel in which Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is a science fiction sequel, from 1980, in which Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Violence

The strongest moment of violence occurs off-screen, in a scene where one of the hero characters, Han Solo, is tortured by the baddie, Darth Vader. We hear Solo's screams, but do not see what is happening to him. We find out later that he has been carbon-frozen and see his motionless face. However, there is no sight of any injury. In another scene, another of the heroes, Luke Skywalker, has his hand amputated by Vader. This is achieved with a laser and is entirely bloodless. We do not see the resulting injury.

Threat

The film also contains characters in danger, with the heroes chased by spaceships, confronted by asteroids and engaging in laser-battles. This all occurs within a very clear fantasy context, with no realistic weaponry.

STAR WARS EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)

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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 129 minutes

  • Director(s): Richard Marquand George Lucas

  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Sebastian Shaw, Ian McDiarmid, Frank Oz (puppeteer/voice), James Earl Jones (voice), David Prowse, Alec Guinness, Kenny Baker, Michael Pennington, Kenneth Colley, Michael Carter, Denis Lawson, Caroline Blakiston, Warwick Davis, Jeremy Bulloch

  • BBFCinsight: Contains mild fantasy violence

  • Synopsis: STAR WARS: EPISODE VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI is a science fiction film in which the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force.

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STAR WARS: EPISODE VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI is a science fiction film, from 1983, in which the Rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to win his father back from the dark side of the Force.

Violence

There are large-scale battle sequences and dog-fights in space, but there is no blood or injury detail. There are some scary monsters in the film, but they are all fantastical in nature. There is a confrontation between a main character and a sharp-toothed creature, but the man seems only mildly concerned.

Threat

A main character is tortured by the baddies. However, there is no detail to the violence and the hero emerges unscathed. This is an example of heroism in the face of adversity, and although it produces some anxious moments, the anxiety is safely resolved in an appropriate manner.

BLINKY BILL THE MOVIE (2015)

BLINKY BILL THE MOVIE (2015)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 87 minutes

  • Director(s): Noel Cleary Deane Taylor Alexs Stadermann Alex Weight

  • Cast: Rufus Sewell (voice), Toni Collette (voice), David Wenham (voice), Ryan Kwanten (voice), Richard Roxburgh (voice), Robin Mcleavy (voice), Barry Humphries (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: very mild bad language, mild rude humour, threat

  • Synopsis: BLINKY BILL THE MOVIE is a children's animated feature about a young koala who goes on an expedition into the wild to find his missing father.

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BLINKY BILL THE MOVIE is an animated feature for children about a young koala who goes on an expedition into the wild to find his missing father.

Language

There are uses of very mild bad language.

Theme

There is some mild innuendo when a character asks a lizard if he has "a reptile dysfunction".

There are some fart jokes.

Threat

Some scenes show characters being chased by an evil cat. Characters also run past snapping crocodiles in a swamp.

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