The A-team
  • Directors(s)

    Joe Carnahan

  • Production Year

    2010

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Action, Action, Adventure

  • Approx. running minutes

    128m

  • Cast

    Sharlto Copley, Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson

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Film

The A-team

Contains one use of strong language and moderate violence

A group of Iraq War veterans look to clear their name with the U.S. Military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.

  • Directors(s)

    Joe Carnahan

  • Production Year

    2010

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Action, Action, Adventure

  • Approx. running minutes

    128m

  • Cast

    Sharlto Copley, Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

THE A-TEAM is an action drama based on the popular TV series, following a group of mercenaries on a mission to clear their names after being convicted of a war crime they did not commit.

Violence

The violence is frequent with plenty of fast-paced fights, chases and explosions. However, the emphasis is on action rather than on injuring people and very few blows are actually shown. There is also very little blood, with one apparently strong bloody moment towards the end of the film quickly revealed to be a trick.

Language

This film contains one use of strong language. There are also two uses of implied strong language, where it appears that characters are about to say the word 'motherf**ker'. However, they only say the 'mother' part of the word.

The film also contains some mild bad language, including uses of 'asshole', 'hell', 'pissed off', 'bullshit', 'crappy', 'shit' and 'son of a bitch'.

The members of the A-Team are occasionally shown performing acts which would be potentially dangerous if imitated, such as emptying the contents of a bullet onto a barbecue, or placing defibrillator pads onto the running engine of a vehicle. However, these actions do not involve everyday items and would be difficult for viewers to copy.

Hannibal, the leader of the team, is shown smoking a cigar in several scenes, but this is an established part of his character, familiar from the TV series, and is not shown in a manner likely to encourage younger viewers to start smoking.

Two reels from this film were originally shown to the BBFC in unfinished form to consider language issues. The company were advised that two inadequately obscured uses of 'motherfucker' would result in a '15' classification rather than the requested '12A'. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, the two uses of the term had been further obscured and the film was classified '12A'.

  • Classified date

    15/10/2010

  • BBFC reference

    BVF265912

  • Language

    English