KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (2016)

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (2016)
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  • Run time: 100 minutes

  • Director(s): Travis Knight

  • Cast: Art Parkinson (voice), Charlize Theron (voice), Ralph Fiennes (voice), Rooney Mara (voice), George Takei (voice), Matthew McConaughey (voice), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (voice), Brenda Vaccaro (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild fantasy violence, scary scenes

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  • Synopsis: KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS is an animated fantasy about a gifted boy who embarks on a magical quest, accompanied by a maternal monkey and a samurai beetle.

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KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS is an animated fantasy about a gifted boy who goes on a magical quest, accompanied by a maternal monkey and a samurai beetle.

Violence

Characters fight against fantastical creatures with swords and other weapons. One character is injured during combat and a wound is briefly seen.

Threat

There are some scary scenes, set in spooky locations, featuring witches, a giant skeleton and various other monsters. The main character is a young boy who has lost an eye at the hands of his monstrous grandfather, who is intent on taking the other. There is therefore a sense of mild threat throughout.

The theme of grieving and loss features heavily throughout.

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LIAR LIAR (1997)

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  • Run time: 83 minutes

  • Director(s): Tom Shadyac

  • Cast: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Jennifer Tilly, Maura Tierney

  • Synopsis: LIAR LIAR is a comedy about a successful lawyer who, as a result of his son's birthday wish, is unable to lie for twenty four hours.

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LIAR LIAR is a comedy about a successful lawyer who, as a result of his son's birthday wish, is unable to lie for twenty four hours.

Sex

The film has frequent moderate references to people having sex, some of which are quite coarse. There are also sounds heard on a recording of a character having sex, but nothing is actually shown. There is a brief scene when a fully clothed woman sits on a man and tries to undo his belt.

Language

The film contains moderate bad language.

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GET SQUIRRELY (2015)

GET SQUIRRELY (2015)
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  • Run time: 81 minutes

  • Director(s): Ross Venokur

  • Cast: Jason Jones (voice), Will Forte (voice), John Leguizamo (voice), Samantha Bee (voice), Victoria Justice (voice), John Cleese (voice)

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

  • Synopsis: GET SQUIRRELY is an animated feature about a squirrel who, with the help from his friends, carries out a mission to recover the season's acorns from a factory run by humans.

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GET SQUIRRELY is an animated feature about a squirrel who, with the help from his friends, carries out a mission to recover the season's acorns from a factory run by humans.

Language

It contains very mild bad language.

Threat

There are scenes of mild action, including a fight between a hawk and a squirrel. There are some chase scenes and sight of characters shooting arrows. An arrow hits a bat's wing, but this is comic.

Theme

Rude humour includes references to bat poo, which is used as an explosive in a heist. There are also some fart jokes.

There are references to body firming lotions.

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PETE'S DRAGON (2016)

PETE'S DRAGON (2016)
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  • Run time: 103 minutes

  • Director(s): David Lowery Not known

  • Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, Oakes Fegley

  • BBFCinsight: mild threat

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  • Synopsis: PETE'S DRAGON is a fantasy adventure about a young orphaned boy who grows up in the woods alongside a giant friendly dragon.

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PETE'S DRAGON is a fantasy adventure about a young orphaned boy who grows up in the woods alongside a giant friendly dragon.

Threat

There are occasional scenes of mild threat, including a young boy being chased through the woods by wolves, armed men surrounding and shooting a dragon with tranquiliser darts, a dragon breathing fire near a vehicle filled with people, a car falling from a bridge, and a sequence in which a car crashes off a road.

The theme of loss is explored in a sensitive manner.

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NINE LIVES (2016)

NINE LIVES (2016)
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  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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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This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

JASON BOURNE (2016)

JASON BOURNE (2016)
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  • 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)
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  • 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.

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