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26th September 2021

The BBFC ratings notes are out for No Time To Die

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The British Board of Film Classification has published its notes on the 12A certificate awarded to 'No Time To Die'. As these contain spoilers, the BBFC has held off publishing the details until the final week before the film opens in the UK.

Also confirmed is the exact run-time of 'No Time To Die' as 163 minutes 26 seconds, making it the longest James Bond film ever (just shy of 2 ¾ hours). 

For 'No Time To Die', a 12A means that the film is not generally suitable for children aged under 12 and no one younger than 12 may see it unless accompanied by an adult.

Below are the notes from the BBFC as to why they issued 'No Time To Die' a 12A:

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Language
There is infrequent strong language ('fuck'), as well as milder terms such as 'bloody', 'shit', 'screwing around', 'Jesus', 'Christ', 'God', 'damn' and 'hell'.

Violence
There are a number of scenes of violence, including crunchy blows, an arm-break and shootings, but these lack any focus on detail. There is occasional sight of injuries resulting from violence, including cuts and grazes, as well as sight of blood on faces, hands and clothing. People who have been exposed to a weaponised biochemical substance choke and collapse, and their flesh becomes disfigured and bloody.

There are a number of scenes in which characters are threatened or in danger, including in sustained chase sequences. A small child shows fear as she is held hostage and used as a bargaining tool by a villainous character. There are mild sex references and innuendo, as well as occasional discreet establishments of sex. A racist remark is made to a black character who meets it with a very firm and forceful challenge.

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