THE 33 (2015)

THE 33 (2015)
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  • Run time: 127 minutes

  • Director(s): Patricia Riggen

  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Adriana Barraza, Kate Del Castillo, Cote De Pablo, Bob Gunton, Gabriel Byrne

  • BBFCinsight: moderate threat, moderate bad language

  • Synopsis: THE 33 is a drama about the 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Chile, in which 33 miners were trapped underground.

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THE 33 is a drama about the 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Chile, in which 33 miners were trapped underground.

Threat

Occasional scenes of moderate threat include an extended sequence in which the mine caves in, trapping the miners as they flee from falling rocks and debris. Various situations then emerge to prolong the threat which the men face, such as fear of starvation, further cave-ins, and failed rescue missions.

Language

There is infrequent moderate bad language.

In one scene, a character briefly contemplates taking his life, but he is soon talked out of it.

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WAZIR (2015)

WAZIR (2015)
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  • Run time: 102 minutes

  • Director(s): Bejoy Nambiar

  • Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Farhan Akhtar, John Abraham, Varun Gulu, Neil Nitin Mukesh

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence

  • Synopsis: WAZIR is a Hindi language drama about a police officer whose daughter is killed by a gang in a shoot-out and who sets out to track down the killers to avenge the death.

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WAZIR is a Hindi language drama about a police officer whose daughter is killed by a gang in a shoot-out and who sets out to track down the killers and avenge the death.

Violence

There are a number of scenes of moderate violence, including shootings, stabbings and beatings.

POINT BREAK (2015)

POINT BREAK (2015)
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  • Run time: 114 minutes

  • Director(s): Ericson Core

  • Cast: Édgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Ray Winstone, Delroy Lindo, James Le Gros, Tobias Santelmann, Bojesse Cristopher

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, sex, infrequent strong language

  • 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: POINT BREAK is a US action thriller about an FBI agent who infiltrates a team of extreme sports enthusiasts who may be behind a series of crimes.

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POINT BREAK is a US action thriller about an FBI agent who infiltrates a team of extreme sports enthusiasts who may be behind a series of crimes.

Violence

There are occasional scenes of moderate violence, including gunfights and fistfights, although sight of blood or injury detail is limited.

Sex

A scene of moderate sex contains sight of a couple kissing and beginning to undress with partial sight of topless nudity.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language, along with occasional use of mild bad language. More information about the language and other issues in this film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and free BBFC app.

There are infrequent scenes of implied drug use in which characters are seen smoking at parties, although the drug itself is not referenced and there is no clear detail.

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP (2015)

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP (2015)
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  • Run time: 90 minutes

  • Director(s): Walt Becker

  • Cast: Justin Long (voice), Jesse McCartney (voice), Matthew Gray Gubler (voice), Kaley Cuoco (voice), Anna Faris (voice), Christina Applegate (voice), Bella Thorne, Jason Lee, Tony Hale

  • BBFCinsight: mild comic violence, very mild bad language

  • Synopsis: ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP is a children's comedy drama about three talking chipmunk characters who go on a road trip to Miami to stop their human father from proposing to his girlfriend.

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ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP is a children's comedy drama about three talking chipmunk characters who go on a road trip to Miami to stop their human father from proposing to his girlfriend.

Violence

There is some mild comic violence when the chipmunks become involved in a bar room brawl. One of them throws cocktail sticks, which briefly stick to a man's face; the man is not injured and the sticks quickly fall off. In the same scene, people grapple with each other and there is some shoving.

In another scene, one of the chipmunks is hit by a car when saving someone else. He hits the windscreen and then lands on the ground; he is very briefly unconscious and his friends are worried but he wakes up and is unharmed.

Language

There is some very mild bad language.

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CAPTURE THE FLAG (2015)

CAPTURE THE FLAG (2015)
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  • Run time: 94 minutes

  • Director(s): Enrique Gato

  • Cast: Lorraine Pilkington (voice), Philippa Alexander (voice)

  • BBFCinsight: mild bad language, mild 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: CAPTURE THE FLAG is an animated adventure film about a veteran astronaut and two children on a mission to prevent a ruthless billionaire from colonising the Moon for himself.

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CAPTURE THE FLAG is an animated adventure film about a veteran astronaut and two children on a mission to prevent a ruthless billionaire from colonising the Moon for himself.

Language

There is mild bad language. More information about the language is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website, and free BBFC app.

Threat

There are scenes of mild threat as the child characters encounter various dangers, such as being chased by an alligator, having to eject from a space landing craft, getting into difficulty during a spacewalk, and being pursued by an army of small robots. The scenes contain comic moments, along with a sense of adventure, and a focus on the bravery and resourcefulness of the characters as they overcome the odds.

The film also contains sequences in which a young boy looks at the cover of a magazine featuring a female in a bikini. The image is brief and not unduly suggestive.

THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS (2009)

THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS (2009)
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  • Run time: 92 minutes

  • Director(s): Robert Vince

  • Cast: Mitchel Musso, Richard Kind, Bonnie Somerville, Zachary Gordon, G. Hannelius, Madison Pettis, Richard Riehle, Wendi-Mclendon-Covey, Danny Woodburn

  • BBFCinsight: Contains scenes of very mild emotional upset

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THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS is a family comedy about a toy that is transformed by an enchanted crystal into a live dog Paws. When Paws gets lost and Santa loses his memory the pair must find each other to bring home the message of Christmas.

Theme

There are some scenes of very mild emotional upset though these are quickly countered by reassuring moments. These include orphans crying when Ms Stout is mean to them, Santa being struck by traffic and, though unhurt, losing his memory and later a scene where Santa is shown to be critically ill but saved by magic.

There is also a sequence where the lead character, a toy dog brought to life by magic, appears to have been thrown into an incinerator, but he is swiftly rescued.

There is also some brief crude humour when a dog urinates on a woman's shoe.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (2013)

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (2013)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 146 minutes

  • Director(s): Francis Lawrence

  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Ritchson, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Toby Jones

  • BBFCinsight: Contains moderate violence and threat, and infrequent strong language

  • 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: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

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HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is a fantasy sequel in which Katniss Everdeen is required to participate in a special anniversary version of the Hunger Games.

Violence

There are a number of scenes of moderate violence and threat, including sight of a man being flogged by soldiers. This results in brief sight of the man's bloody back. However, there is no emphasis on blood or injuries, either here or elsewhere in the film. During the contest, Katniss is constantly under threat, from other contestants, from poisonous gas, and from a rampaging gang of baboons. Nonetheless, the emphasis is firmly on her strength and resourcefulness.

Language

The film contains two bleeped, but clearly identifiable, uses of strong language. There is also infrequent use of mild bad language.

In one scene a young woman removes her clothes. However, her back is to camera and there is no clear detail of nudity.

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 (2014)

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 (2014)
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  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 120 minutes

  • Director(s): Francis Lawrence

  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat

  • Synopsis: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 is the third film in the series adapted from the novels by Suzanne Collins. In this instalment, Katniss is chosen to lead a revolutionary force against the Capitol.

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 is the third film in the series adapted from the novels by Suzanne Collins. In this instalment, Katniss is chosen to lead a revolutionary force against the Capitol.

Violence

In one scene, a young woman is attacked by a young man, who hits her to the ground and places his hands around her neck. However, another man hits the attacker over the head and the woman's injuries are hidden by a neck brace.

There are scenes in which groups of rebels clash with soldiers, which include people being knocked down and hit by bullets. However, there is very little blood or injury detail. Dead bodies are seen in a couple of sequences, with some charred skeletons in the ruins of a city, and bodies covered by sheets outside a hospital building. These images are only seen briefly and there is no close-up focus on injuries.

Threat

There are several sequences in which the main characters are placed in danger, with some large-scale battle sequences as rebels face the government soldiers. Cities are attacked, with people forced to flee to safety, and some question about whether or not characters have survived.

The film also contains references to death by hanging, with the main character singing a song about a 'hanging tree', and the song then sung by crowds of others as they start to follow her.

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

DILWALE (2015)

DILWALE (2015)
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  • Run time: 154 minutes

  • Director(s): Rohit Shetty

  • Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Kriti Sanon, Kabir Bedi, Varun Dhawan, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra, Vinod Khanna

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence

  • Synopsis: DILWALE is a subtitled Hindi language romantic action comedy about a young man who falls in love with a woman and encounters problems between their respective families.

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DILWALE is a subtitled Hindi language romantic action comedy about a young man who falls in love with a woman and encounters problems between their respective families.

Violence

There are several scenes in which characters fight or engage in gun battles with criminal rivals. Although there are some heavy blows and brief impact wounds, injury detail is limited.

There is some mild bad language and some negative drug references. More information about the mild language in this film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website and free BBFC app.

GRAVITY (2013)

GRAVITY (2013)
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  • Run time: 91 minutes

  • Director(s): Alfonso Cuarón

  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney

  • BBFCinsight: Contains sustained moderate threat, disturbing images and strong language

  • 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: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

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GRAVITY is a science fiction drama about a pair of astronauts on a mission who are left stranded in space after debris from a satellite destroys their shuttle.

Threat

There are several scenes of threat as the surviving astronauts dodge debris from exploding space vehicles, explosions, bursts of flame and high speed buffeting by and bouncing off various space vehicles and crashing spacecraft. There is also a brief scene of a woman close to drowning. While many of these sequences of threat are sustained, the film contains a positive message how humans strive to survive.

Disturbing images

Brief but disturbing images of dead bodies in space include a man whose frozen face has a hole in the middle where his nose has broken off.

Language

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

More information about the film is available for grown-ups on the main BBFC website or the free BBFC app.

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