DOCTOR STRANGE | British Board of Film Classification
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DOCTOR STRANGE <span>[3D]</span> artwork


Type of media Video

Approved Running time 114m 40s

Release date 26/12/2016

Ratings Info moderate fantasy violence, injury detail

Genre(s) Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Director(s) Scott Derrickson

Cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 16/12/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DOCTOR STRANGE is a superhero fantasy action film about a surgeon who turns to mystical forces after losing the use of his hands in an accident.


There are frequent fight scenes containing crunchy kicks and punches. The violence is fantastical and many of the blows are covered by showers of sparks. Several characters are stabbed with magical weapons, and a character is kicked from a high building and seen hitting the ground below. This sequence contains no blood or injury detail, but we later see the character's face streaked with blood.

Injury detail

There is sight of blood and bruising on a character's face in the aftermath of an accident. Another scene contains sight of multiple surgical pins protruding from a character's hands. There are also brief close-up shots of a small, bloody wound and of some blood dripping onto the floor in the aftermath of a stabbing.

Other issues include a moderately intense car crash scene, mild fantasy threat, and mild bad language including 'shit', 'ass' and 'asshole'.


Title Information
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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Submitted run time
114m 40s
BBFC reference
Note to parents
This version of the film is displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find this a more intense experience

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles


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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