SKYFALL | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 137m 13s

Ratings Info Contains moderate action violence and one use of strong language

Genre(s) Action

Director(s) Sam Mendes

Cast includes Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Lim Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Ola Rapace, Helen McCrory, Nicholas Woodeson

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 14/12/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SKYFALL is the latest film in the James Bond series, starring Daniel Craig as agent 007. This time Bond is called into action to prevent the identities of secret agents around the world being made public.


The moderate action violence includes several fight scenes, shoot-outs and chases. There are rapid exchanges of punches and other blows, without any focus on injury, and when characters are shot there is little clear detail of blood or injury. In some scenes, there is sight of bloodied clothing and faces as a result of violence, but there is no dwelling on either the injuries inflicted or the suffering of the victims. In one scene, a man cuts into his own chest to extract fragments of a bullet and then washes his bloody hands.


There is a single use of strong language ('f**k'), alongside milder terms including 'bitch', 'bloody', 'buggered', 'shit', 'hell', 'damned', 'Christ' and 'God'.

In one scene, a man and a woman kiss passionately as they stand in a shower.

The opening title sequence includes implied nudity.

Smoking occurs shown in one scene, as a woman smokes a cigarette whilst talking to a man in a club.

There is a sequence in which a villain triggers an explosion underneath a London Underground line, which causes a tube train to derail. The carriages of the train are empty and there is no indication of any passengers, and there is no sight of what happens to the driver.


Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
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137m 13s
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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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