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SAFE (2012)

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SAFE (2012)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 92

Release dates 04/05/2012

Ratings Info Contains strong language and violence

Genre(s) Thriller, Action

Director(s) Boaz Yakin

Cast includes Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 24/04/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SAFE is an action thriller about an ex-cop who tries to rescue and protect a young girl from the clutches of his former criminal enemies. The film was classified '15' for strong language and violence.

The film includes ten uses of strong language. The BBFC's Guidelines at '15' state 'There may be frequent strong language (for example, 'fuck')'. There are some scenes of strong violence as the main character fights with various gangsters and corrupt cops. In one scene, he fights with a group of Russian gangsters on a moving subway train. The impact of the violence is heightened by crunchy sound effects and by some more brutal moves, including arm twists and crotch blows, as well as heavy blows to the heads and bodies of rival characters. The same style of violence occurs during a scene set in a restaurant, in which the hero stabs a man in the face with a fork before shooting many of the man's colleagues. There are further point blank shootings, in execution style, as well as shootings during other intense action sequences. Although there is a lack of sadism or any detailed sight of bloody injury, the portrayal of violence is quite intense and the violence is often inflicted by the hero. The portrayal of violence exceeds the terms of the BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' but is permissible at '15' where the Guidelines state 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury'.

The film also contains some mild bad language (eg 'shit', 'asshole', 'dickhead').


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