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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 89m 13s

Release date 21/11/2012

BBFCInsight Contains moderate language and innuendo

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Michael Hoffman

Cast includes Cameron Diaz, Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci, Alan Rickman, Tom Courtenay, Cloris Leachman

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/11/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

GAMBIT is a comedy about a private art curator who decides to take revenge on his tyrannical boss by drawing him into an elaborate con-trick involving a forged Monet painting. The film is a remake of the 1966 comedy caper starring Michael Caine. GAMBIT is rated 12A for moderate language and innuendo.

The film contains two uses of 'wanker' and one use of 'dick', along with some milder bad language that includes 'shitbag', 'bloody', 'bastard', 'God', 'prat', 'hell', 'butt', 'ass', 'arse', 'pissed off', 'screwed me', 'son of a bitch', 'sod it', 'bugger me', 'bollocks' and 'cojones'.

The film's comic developments and farcical situations often result in misunderstandings between characters that give rise to suggestive banter. In one scene, a character is talking about a friend who is called 'The Major' but others misinterpret the reference as a nickname that he gives to one of his body parts. In another scene, a man standing in his underwear in a hotel room is mistaken for the lover of the room's married female occupant, who is completely unaware of his presence. The sex references and innuendo contain no crude detail.

The film also contains comic male nudity, brief sight of a rude gesture, and brief comic violence.

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.


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