Type of media Film
Approved Running time 113m 55s
Release date 13/06/2014
BBFCInsight disturbing crime scene images, strong language
Genre(s) Crime, Drama
Director(s) Atom Egoyan
Cast includes Dane DeHaan, Reese Witherspoon, Mireille Enos, Colin Firth, Stephen Moyer, Amy Ryan, Kevin Durand
Cut This work was passed uncut.
BBFCinsight publication date 03/06/2014
Note: The following text may contain spoilers
DEVIL’S KNOT is a drama, based on real events, about the murder of three young boys in Arkansas, and the efforts of a legal investigator to prove a miscarriage of justice when three teenagers are convicted of the crimes.
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The murders of the three boys are not shown, and there are only verbal references made to the manner of their deaths in the course of the police investigation and subsequent testimonies in court. There are, however, disturbing images of the children’s corpses being recovered from a river, and the injuries they sustained are shown in crime scene photographs.
There are two uses of strong language (‘f**k’), one of which is used in a crude sexual sense.
The film also contains references to satanic cults and associated child sexual abuse.
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