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KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

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KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 128m 34s

Release date 29/01/2015

BBFCInsight strong bloody violence, strong language

Genre(s) Action, Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Matthew Vaughn

Cast includes Colin Firth, Jack Davenport, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Hamill, Soufia Boutella, Mark Strong

Summary KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE is a comedy action drama about a group of privately funded secret agents.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 19/01/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE is a comedy action drama about a group of privately funded secret agents.

Violence

There are a number of highly stylised choreographed fight scenes that are distanced from more brutal and realistic portrayals of violence. The fighting involves the use of weapons such as guns, knives, axes, explosive devices and prosthetic legs fashioned as razor-sharp blades. The action in these scenes is fast-paced and rapidly-edited, and although the violence is strong and bloody there is no lingering focus on pain and injury. Bloody injury detail is also present in the aftermath of violent incidents but this is again not dwelt upon to any undue extent.

Language

There is frequent use of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker'). Other terms include 'wanker, 'shit, 'tits, 'whores' and the discriminatory terms, 'nigger' and 'fag'.

The film also contains strong sex references.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This film was originally seen for advice in an unfinished version. The company was informed the film was likely to be classified 18, but that their requested 15 could be achieved by making some reductions in scenes of violence. When the finished version was submitted for formal classification, reductions had been made and the film was passed 15.

Details

Title
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
19/12/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
128m 34s
Approved footage
11571+0
BBFC reference
CFF314385
Registration number
CFJ34503

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