• Director(s)

    Steven Spielberg

  • Production Year

    2011

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, War

  • Approx. running minutes

    141m

  • Cast

    Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Thewlis

Film

War Horse

Contains infrequent moderate battle violence

When his horse is sold to the cavalry, a young man enlists to fight in the First World War. Adapted from the popular novel and stage show, the scenes of battle violence may be too intense for younger viewers.

When his horse is sold to the cavalry, a young man enlists to fight in the First World War. Adapted from the popular novel and stage show, the scenes of battle violence may be too intense for younger viewers.

Content Advice(May contain spoilers)

violence

threat and horror

language

sex

injury detail

theme

discrimination

drugs

  • Director(s)

    Steven Spielberg

  • Production Year

    2011

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, War

  • Approx. running minutes

    141m

  • Cast

    Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Thewlis

Contains infrequent moderate battle violence
Classified Date:
27/11/2011
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
WDSMP UK
violence
There are some intense scenes of battle violence set in the trenches in France during the First World War. These include sight of soldiers being shot and falling to the ground while others disappear into showers of mud as explosions blow up the earth around them. Bodies are shown lying in No Man's Land, with some entangled in barbed wire and others encased in mud. However, there is little detail of blood or injuries.
The film also contains some scenes in which horses are apparently hurt, killed, or seen to be in danger, including a sequence in which a horse becomes entangled in barbed wire. Other horses collapse from exhaustion and either die quietly or are shot off screen. The film has full AHA (American Human Association) accreditation which guarantees that no animals were harmed during the making of the film. The film also contains some mild bad language, including uses of 'bugger', 'bastard' and 'sod'. There are some mild sex references, including a man telling his fourteen year old brother that he is "too young for women". In addition, there are some further scenes of mild threat.
Contains infrequent moderate battle violence
Classified Date:
13/03/2012
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
violence
There are some intense scenes of battle violence set in the trenches in France during the First World War. These include sight of soldiers being shot and falling to the ground while others disappear into showers of mud as explosions blow up the earth around them. However, there is little detail of blood or injuries.
threat and horror
There are some intense scenes of wartime threat, but also some milder threat outside the context of war, including a person pointing a shotgun at another person.
language
The film contains some mild bad language, including uses of 'bugger', 'bastard' and 'sod'.
sex
There are some mild sex references, including a man telling his fourteen-year-old brother that he is 'too young for women'.
injury detail
Bodies are shown lying in No Man's Land, with some entangled in barbed wire and others encased in mud.
theme
The film contains some scenes involving animals that younger viewers may find upsetting, including animals being shot or collapsing, in a war context. However, no animals were harmed in the making of the film.
alcohol and smoking
Adult characters smoke and drink, sometimes to excess, reflecting the First World War setting.
The film also contains some scenes in which horses are apparently hurt, killed, or seen to be in danger, including a sequence in which a horse becomes entangled in barbed wire. Other horses collapse from exhaustion and either die quietly or are shot off screen. The film has full AHA (American Human Association) accreditation which guarantees that no animals were harmed during the making of the film. The film also contains some mild bad language, including uses of 'bugger', 'bastard' and 'sod'. There are some mild sex references, including a man telling his fourteen year old brother that he is "too young for women". In addition, there are some further scenes of mild threat.
Classified Date:
25/11/2011
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Paperwork Remarks:
WARH_BVI11_THEATHDTRA TRAILER
Classified Date:
31/10/2011
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
WDSMP UK
Classified Date:
03/10/2011
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
WDSMP UK
Classified Date:
13/07/2011
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
WDSMP UK
  • Classified date

    13/03/2012

  • BBFC reference

    AVF281522

  • Language

    English