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GLADIATOR [Director's cut]

GLADIATOR <span>[Director's cut]</span> artwork

GLADIATOR [Director's cut]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 163m 47s

Release date 29/08/2005

Ratings Info Contains strong violence

Director(s) Ridley Scott

Cast includes Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Richard Harris, Ralf Möller, Tommy Flanagan, Tomas Arana, Spencer Treat Clark, David Hemmings, Omid Djalili, Giannina Facio, Giorgio Cantarini

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 04/12/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

GLADIATOR is a action drama in which a Roman General sets out for revenge against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.


There are graphic battle scenes including stabbings with swords and spears, and scenes of decapitations and dismemberment. There is also a scene in which a woman and child are tortured.

There is use of moderate bad language ('whore', 'bitch'), as well as milder terms including 'shit'. There are also moderate sex references which include references to a man who has sexual desire for his sister.


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Director's cut
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
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163m 47s
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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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