Type of media Film
Approved Running time 95m 51s
Release date 20/09/2013
BBFCInsight Contains moderate fantasy violence and threat
Genre(s) Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
Director(s) Robert Schwentke
Cast includes Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak
Cut This work was passed uncut.
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BBFCinsight publication date 10/09/2013
Note: The following text may contain spoilers
R.I.P.D is a comedy sci-fi action drama in which a policeman who has been killed by his corrupt partner joins a team of 'dead' policemen working for the 'Rest In Peace Department'. The department's role is to go after dead people who have escaped judgement. The film is rated 12A for moderate fantasy violence and threat.
The killing of the central character occurs during a chaotic shootout in a warehouse. When the man is shot, he falls backwards to his apparent death. However, there is little detail and he immediately stands up, looks around and notices that everything about him has been frozen in mid-motion. The man then floats up into the sky and arrives at the Rest in Peace Department. This part of the scene is highly fantastical. There are various other action scenes throughout the film as the main character and his new partner chase after villains who transform into monsters, similar to those in the 'Men in Black' films. In one scene, the villain stabs a woman in the back with a metal spear but no detail is shown. A shootout follows in which monsters and creatures disappear when shot. The villain smashes the main character in the head several times with concrete blocks and bricks. However, because he is already dead, nothing happens to him and the scene is both comic and fantastical.
The film also contains a few sex references, including to scrubbing porn off a laptop and to prostitution. However, the references are undetailed and comic.
There is sight of a white powder being snorted. However, this is not presented as real drug use as the villains who use it immediately transform into creatures.
There are some uses of moderate bad language ('bitches', 'whore', 'cock up') and milder bad language ('shit', 'bullshit', 'ass', 'asshole', 'crap', 'pissed', 'son of a bitch'). In one scene, a man gives another character the 'middle finger' gesture.
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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- Universal Pictures Int (UK)
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- 95m 51s
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