• Director(s)

    Steven Spielberg

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Musical, Romance

  • Approx. running minutes

    156m

  • Cast

    Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno

Film

West Side Story

moderate violence, discrimination, sexual threat, implied strong language

Second big screen adaptation of the 1957 musical in which a young woman falls in love with a member of a rival gang. Although set in the 1950s, scenes of gang violence and discrimination may disturb younger viewers.

Second big screen adaptation of the 1957 musical in which a young woman falls in love with a member of a rival gang. Although set in the 1950s, scenes of gang violence and discrimination may disturb younger viewers.

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Content Advice(May contain spoilers)

violence

language

sex

discrimination

drugs

injury detail

sexual violence and sexual threat

threat and horror

  • Director(s)

    Steven Spielberg

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Musical, Romance

  • Approx. running minutes

    156m

  • Cast

    Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno

moderate violence, discrimination, sexual threat, implied strong language
Classified Date:
30/11/2021
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK
violence
Two people are fatally stabbed during a knife fight, and another is shot, resulting in brief moderate bloody detail. Rival gangs brawl with fists, sticks, bats and chains, with occasional sight of crunchy blows and blood on faces. There is also brief sight of a nail driven through a boy’s bloody ear in the aftermath of a brawl.
language
There is implied use of strong language (e.g. “motherloving”, “Krup you”). Milder terms include ‘puto’, ‘dick’, ‘shit’, ‘bullshit’, ‘titties’, ‘ass’, ‘bastard’, ‘SoB’, ‘crap’, ‘pendejo’, ‘Christ’ and ‘goddamn’.
discrimination
There are scenes of racist behaviour, including use of the terms 'spic' and 'coloured'. In another scene teenagers mock and misgender a person who is implied to be a trans man, and one of the bullies brags about ‘pantsing’ him and seeing his genitals. Further discriminatory language includes ‘polack’ and ‘pansy’.
sexual violence and sexual threat
A large group of white men corner and harass a Puerto Rican woman, making racist comments. They push her to the ground and surround her, but she is then rescued by another person.
Other issues include mild sex and drug references.
moderate violence, discrimination, sexual threat, implied strong language
Classified Date:
22/02/2022
Version:
2D
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
violence
Two people are fatally stabbed during a knife fight, and another is shot, resulting in brief moderate bloody detail. Rival gangs brawl with fists, sticks, bats and chains, with occasional sight of crunchy blows and blood on faces. There is also brief sight of a nail driven through a boy’s bloody ear in the aftermath of a brawl.
language
There is implied use of strong language (eg “motherloving”, “Krup you”). Milder terms include ‘puto’, ‘dick’, ‘shit’, ‘bullshit’, ‘titties’, ‘ass’, ‘bastard’, ‘SoB’, ‘crap’, ‘pendejo’, ‘Christ’ and ‘goddamn’.
sex
It is implied that a couple have had sex, although no sex is shown. There are some mild sexual references.
discrimination
There are scenes of racist behaviour, including use of the terms 'spic' and 'coloured'. In another scene teenagers mock and misgender a person who is implied to be a trans man, and one of the bullies brags about ‘pantsing’ him and seeing his genitals. Further discriminatory language includes ‘polack’ and ‘pansy’.
drugs
There are references to drugs, including marijuana.
injury detail
There is sight of blood in the aftermath of violence.
sexual violence and sexual threat
A large group of white men corner and harass a Puerto Rican woman, making racist comments. They push her to the ground and surround her, but she is then rescued by another person.
alcohol and smoking
Various characters smoke cigarettes.
Other issues include mild sex and drug references.
Classified Date:
24/09/2021
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
WDSMP UK
Classified Date:
21/09/2021
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
WDSMP UK
Classified Date:
22/02/2022
Use:
Physical media + VOD/Streaming
Distributor:
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
  • Classified date

    22/02/2022

  • Language

    English