King Richard
  • Director(s)

    Reinaldo Marcus Green

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Sport

  • Approx. running minutes

    145m

  • Cast

    Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton

Film

King Richard

moderate violence, threat, references to racism, infrequent strong language

KING RICHARD is a US drama following the father of aspiring tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams as he tries to help his daughters achieve their dreams.

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  • Director(s)

    Reinaldo Marcus Green

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Sport

  • Approx. running minutes

    145m

  • Cast

    Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton

discrimination

There are various verbal references to racism, including to segregation and the physical violence a black man suffered at the hands of white people when he was growing up. A black family is conscious of how they are being received within a predominantly white community, but the film as a whole carries positive messages of overcoming prejudice and achieving success. There is a use of 'cracker' in relation to a white person, but racist behaviour is not condoned.

language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k') and milder terms including 'bitch', 'ass', 'crap', 'bullshit', 'god', 'damn', 'butt', 'frickin', 'freakin', 'screw' and 'hell'. There is also peer-to-peer use of 'n***a' and 'n****r'.

threat and horror

A small gang of men behave in a threatening and intimidating way towards a man and his family, initially trying to get the attentions on his eldest daughter and making threatening sexualised comments. When the father attempts to warn the men off, he is beaten and a gun is held to his head.

violence

Scenes of violence include a gang kicking and punching a man, leaving his head bruised and bloodied, and brief sight of a drive-by shooting. A news report also features footage of Rodney King being beaten by police officers.


There are occasional references to drugs, including cocaine, heroin and marijuana, but largely within a condemnatory context. There are occasional sex references.
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King RichardCinema145m 0sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.09/11/2021
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King RichardPhysical media + VOD/Streaming145m 0sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd09/12/2021
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King RichardCinema3m 0sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.09/11/2021
King Richard (trailer F2) (2)Cinema2m 0sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.09/11/2021
King Richard (trailer F3) (3)Cinema2m 0sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.09/11/2021
King Richard (Trl F4) (trailer F4) (4)Cinema3m 0sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.09/11/2021
King Richard (Trl F6) (trailer F6) (6)Cinema3m 0sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.09/11/2021
King Richard (Trl F5) (trailer F5) (5)Cinema3m 0sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.09/11/2021
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King RichardPhysical media + VOD/Streaming6m 0sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd28/01/2022
King RichardPhysical media + VOD/Streaming7m 0sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd28/01/2022
King RichardPhysical media + VOD/Streaming9m 0sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd28/01/2022
  • Classified date

    09/12/2021

  • Language

    English