British Board of Film Classification

Quick search of releases

Advanced search

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (2013)

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE <span>(2013)</span> artwork

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (2013)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 143

Release dates 21/11/2013

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence and threat, and infrequent strong language

Genre(s) Drama, Adventure

Director(s) Francis Lawrence

Cast includes 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

Summary THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/11/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is an adaptation of the second novel in the trilogy by Suzanne Collins. It continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, who is now required to participate in a special anniversary version of the 'Hunger Games'. The film is rated 12A for moderate violence and threat and infrequent strong language.

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 bloodied back. However, there is no emphasis on blood or injuries, either here or elsewhere in the film. During the 'games', 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.

The film contains two bleeped, but clearly identifiable, uses of strong language ('f**k'). 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.

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.

Trailer

Details

Also known as
MOMENTS WORTH PAYING FOR - HUNGER GAMES CATCHING FIRE
Formats
Cinema, IMAX, DVD
Distributor(s)
Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd,Lions Gate UK Ltd,Industry Trust
Classified date(s)
10/01/2014
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF299549
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

Share this!

Facebook logo Twitter logo