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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 142m 58s

Release date 26/10/2012

BBFCInsight Contains moderate action violence and one use of strong language

Genre(s) Action

Director(s) Sam Mendes

Cast includes Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Lim Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Ola Rapace, Helen McCrory, Nicholas Woodeson

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/10/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SKYFALL is the latest film in the James Bond series, starring Daniel Craig as agent 007. This time Bond is called into action to prevent the identities of secret agents around the world being made public. The film is rated 12A for moderate action violence and one use of strong language.

The moderate action violence includes several fight scenes, shoot-outs and chases. There are rapid exchanges of punches and other blows, without any focus on injury, and when characters are shot there is little clear detail of blood or injury. In some scenes, there is sight of bloodied clothing and faces as a result of violence, but there is no dwelling on either the injuries inflicted or the suffering of the victims. In one scene, a man cuts into his own chest to extract fragments of a bullet and then washes his bloody hands.

SKYFALL contains a single use of strong language, which is uttered when a character states they have "f**ked up". The use is resigned rather than aggressive and is not directed at another person. There is also some moderate and mild bad language, including uses of 'bitch', 'bloody', 'buggered', 'shit', 'hell', 'damned', 'Christ' and 'God'.

There are some brief mild sex sequences. In one scene, a man and a woman kiss passionately as they stand in a shower. However, there is no sight of nudity. The opening title sequence includes the usual implied nudity, involving stylised silhouette figures of naked women.

Smoking occurs shown in one scene, as a woman smokes a cigarette whilst talking to a man in a club. However, Bond himself does not smoke

SKYFALL includes a sequence in which a villain triggers an explosion underneath a London Underground line, which causes a tube train to derail. The carriages of the train are empty and there is no indication of any passengers. There is no sight of what happens to the driver.

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. Responsibility for allowing under-12s to view lies with the accompanying or supervising adult.


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