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THE MAZE RUNNER

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THE MAZE RUNNER

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 112m 35s

Release date 10/10/2014

BBFCInsight intense scenes, threat, violence

Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Director(s) Wes Ball

Cast includes Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Patricia Clarkson

Summary Science fiction thriller, based on a young adult book, about a lad called Thomas who wakes up in a glade surrounded by high stone walls and must work out what is lurking in the maze and whether there is any way to escape.

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. To obtain this category cuts of 0m 43s were required. Some or all of these cuts were made by substitution. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

BBFCinsight publication date 30/09/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE MAZE RUNNER is a film in which a group of young people find themselves in a glade where the only escape appears to be through a dangerous maze.

Threat

There are intense scenes involving threat and attacks from large biomechanical creatures which roam the maze at night. There are also intense moments of threat involving infected characters who become aggressive and violent, and scenes of threat when characters disagree with each other.

Violence

Scenes of violence include fighting between the young people in the glade, with some heavy punches and blows. There are also attacks by the biomechanical creatures in which young people are seen being grabbed and thrown or dragged away. In one scene a character is shot, with a small patch of blood seen on their chest, and another character is hit in the chest with a makeshift spear. There is brief sight of dead bodies, although there is no detail of injury.

There is mild bad language, including uses of 'arse', 'bastards', 'son of a bitch' and 'shit'.

Cuts information

Distributor chose to remove or reduce moments of threat, violence and injury detail in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.

Details

Title
THE MAZE RUNNER
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
10/09/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
113m 18s
Approved footage
10132+8
BBFC reference
AFF309512
Registration number
CFJ33239
Remarks
Some cuts substituted

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