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BLACK MASS

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BLACK MASS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 122m 38s

Release date 27/11/2015

BBFCInsight strong bloody violence, strong language

Genre(s) Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Scott Cooper

Cast includes Johnny Depp, Dakota Johnson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Juno Temple, Corey Stoll, Joel Edgerton, Adam Scott, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, W. Earl Brown

Summary BLACK MASS is a drama thriller, based on real events, about a Boston crime boss whose shady deals with the authorities to bring down his rivals spiralled out of control.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 17/11/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BLACK MASS is a drama thriller, based on real events, about a Boston crime boss whose shady deals with the authorities to bring down his rivals spirals out of control.

Violence

The strong violence is set in the context of brutal gangland rivalries and includes beatings, as well as execution-style shootings and stranglings. The violence is bloody, but the focus is on its cold efficiency rather than its detail or gory consequences.

Language

There is frequent strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker', 'c**ksucker') with mild and moderate bad language including uses of 'damn', 'Christ', 'piss', 'shit', 'ass', 'jerking me off', 'jerk off', 'retard', 'prick', 'faggot', 'dick' and 'whore'.

There is also brief sight of hard drug use and a crude reference to oral sex.

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

Details

Title
BLACK MASS
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
04/09/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
122m 38s
Approved footage
11037+0
BBFC reference
AFF326798
Registration number
CFJ36632

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