British Board of Film Classification

Quick search of releases

Advanced search


'71 artwork


Type of media Film

Approved Running time 99m 16s

Release date 17/10/2014

BBFCInsight very strong language, strong bloody violence, injury detail

Genre(s) Drama, War

Director(s) Yann Demange

Cast includes Jack O'Connell, Sean Harris, Sam Reid, Paul Anderson, Charlie Murphy, Sam Hazeldean, Killian Scott

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 07/10/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

'71 is an action drama that focuses on the experiences of a young British Army recruit in Northern Ireland.


There are four uses of very strong language ('c**t'), one of which is used in aggressive frustration. There are more than fifty uses of strong language ('f**k') as well as mild and moderate bad language.


There is a scene in which a British soldier is shot through the head with a big gush of blood striking the wall behind him. In another scene, there are close up shots of a bloody gash in a soldier's side being stitched up, and there is sight of the bloodied and armless corpse of a young boy being carried from the flaming wreckage of a pub.


Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
99m 16s
Approved footage
BBFC reference
Registration number

Share this!

Facebook logo Twitter logo