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JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT

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JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 105m 23s

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence, injury detail and one use of strong language

Genre(s) Action, Drama

Director(s) Kenneth Branagh

Cast includes Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh, Colm Feore, David Paymer

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 23/12/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT is an action thriller in which a US marine, who has been injured in Afghanistan, is chosen by the C.I.A. to go undercover. It is rated 12A for moderate violence, injury detail and one use of strong language.

There are a number of fight scenes featuring heavy punches, kicks, strangleholds and other blows. There are also scenes in which people are shot with guns. However, there is no dwelling on the infliction of pain or injury, and the fights and other action violence are similar in nature to those in the 'Bourne' and 'Bond' films. There are a couple of scenes showing stabbings with knives. Although the moments of impact are not shown, there is brief sight of blood on the blades afterwards. In one scene, a man threatens a woman, slapping her face and placing a light bulb in her mouth, before she is rescued by the hero.

Bloody injuries and burns that have been sustained by the hero, during warfare, are presented within a medical context.

There is a single use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as some milder bad language, including uses of 'bitch', 'screw' and 'shit'.

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT also includes documentary footage of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, following the terrorist attacks of 9/11. It also contains some moments of moderate threat and mild verbal sex references.

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.

Details

Distributor(s)
Paramount Pictures UK
Classified date(s)
23/12/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
105m 23s
Approved footage
9484+8
BBFC reference
AFF305876
Registration number
CFJ31074

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