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12 ROUNDS [Additional material,Audio commentary]

12 ROUNDS <span>[Additional material,Audio commentary]</span> artwork

12 ROUNDS [Additional material,Audio commentary]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 105m 6s

Ratings Info Contains strong violence and language

Genre(s) Action, Additional Production Material

Director(s) Renny Harlin

Cast includes John Cena, Ashley Scott, Steve Harris

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 07/07/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

12 ROUNDS is an action thriller about a cop who has to complete twelve tasks to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend. The film was passed '15' and contains strong violence.

The violence is unrelenting and the film moves from one action sequence to another without let up. Although much of the violence takes the form of car smashes and explosions, with no detail of human injury, there are some stronger sequences. In the first, a man is stabbed in the stomach by the main villain. We do not see the impact or the injury, but there is a clear close-up on the very bloody blade as it is drawn out with a zinging noise. The second strong scene is that in which the villain's girlfriend is, shockingly, hit by a truck. The impact is swift and undetailed, but we see several mid- and close-up shots of the body lying on the ground, with blood on her face and in a pool on the ground. Finally, a climactic helicopter fight sequence is also bloody and contains some hard blows, including several impressionistic but crunchy blows to the face. BBFC guidelines at '12' state that 'Violence must not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood,'

The film also contains infrequent strong language.


Title Information
Additional material,Audio commentary
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
105m 6s
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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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