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GRIMSBY [UK Version,Including Memoriam Card]

GRIMSBY <span>[UK Version,Including Memoriam Card]</span> artwork

GRIMSBY [UK Version,Including Memoriam Card]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 83m 57s

Ratings Info strong sex references, violence, drug use, strong language

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Louis Leterrier

Cast includes Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Annabelle Wallis, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, David Harewood, Johnny Vegas, Penélope Cruz, Scott Adkins

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 06/05/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

GRIMSBY is a comedy about a pair of estranged brothers, one of whom is a secret agent.


There are strong verbal and visual sex references, including to oral sex, masturbation and ejaculation. Some of the references are crude in nature, although they occur within comic contexts.

There are a couple of sex scenes, both of which are comic in nature and lacking in strong detail, although there is sight of pubic hair.


There are several scenes of moderate action violence, with occasional stronger moments including some focus on blood spurting as people are shot.


A character accidentally injects himself with heroin and later expresses the view that the experience was better than expected. However, the comment is comic and the film as a whole does not promote illegal drug use.


Strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'twat', 'bitch', 'bastard' and 'bollocks'.

There are also scenes in which lit fireworks are placed between buttocks.

There is some strong comic nudity.


Title Information
UK Version,Including Memoriam Card
Sony DADC UK Limited
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
83m 57s
BBFC reference

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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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