Tenet
  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    150m

  • Release date

    26/08/2020

  • Genre(s)

    Science Fiction, Action, Thriller

Film

Tenet

moderate violence, threat, domestic abuse, infrequent strong language

TENET is a sci-fi thriller in which a man is enlisted to stop an evil plot involving futuristic technology.

  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    150m

  • Release date

    26/08/2020

  • Genre(s)

    Science Fiction, Action, Thriller

TENET is a sci-fi thriller in which a man is enlisted to stop an evil plot involving futuristic technology.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'bitch', 'bullshit', 'bloody' and 'piss'.

Violence

Scenes include gunfights, fistfights, stabbings, use of improvised weapons, and explosions. In an interrogation scene it is implied a man's teeth are pulled out, but bloody detail is minimal. Another man is beaten to death, but the scene does not feature strong detail. A man verbally threatens another man with castration. A husband is abusive towards his wife, threatening her and later shooting her. In one scene she aims a gun at him, but he disarms and punches her. His behaviour is implicitly criticised throughout.

Threat and horror

There are frequent tense sequences in which people are in dangerous situations, come under fire, or attempt to evade bombs. In one scene terrorists take over an auditorium and there is brief distress among the audience. There is also a scene in which an abusive husband holds his wife at gunpoint, and threatens to beat her with his belt.

This film was originally seen for advice. The company was advised it was likely to be classified 15 uncut but that their preferred 12A classification could be obtained by making small changes to one scene to remove shots of a man kicking a woman. When the film was submitted for formal classification, the shots in question had been removed and the film was classified 12A.

TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
TenetFilm150m 0sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.10/08/2020
Tenet - 70mm ImaxFilm150m 0sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.18/08/2020
TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
TenetFilm150m 0sWarner Home Video Ltd19/10/2020
TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
TenetTrailer1m 3sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.07/08/2019
TenetTrailer1m 3sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.19/08/2019
TenetTrailer6m 37sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.18/12/2019
TenetTrailer2m 7sWarner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.19/12/2019
  • Classified date

    10/08/2020

  • Director(s)

    Christopher Nolan

  • Cast

    John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Robert Pattinson