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THE 5TH WAVE

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THE 5TH WAVE

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 107m 43s

Ratings Info strong violence, injury detail

Genre(s) Action, Drama, Science Fiction

Director(s) J Blakeson

Cast includes Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Liev Schreiber, Maika Monroe, Mario Bello, Ron Livingston

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 29/02/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE 5TH WAVE is a US sci-fi drama in which a teenager struggles to survive in the aftermath of an alien invasion.

Violence

There are scenes of strong violence, including battle scenes involving children who have been trained to fight as soldiers. Children are also encouraged to kill another child character. Other scenes of violence include a mass shooting of people trapped in a room and the shooting of a man believed to be a threat.

Injury detail

Some focus on bloody injury, including a wound which bleeds through bandages.

There is one use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'shit', 'bullshit' and 'screw you'.

There are scenes of moderate threat, including a scene in which a tsunami destroys buildings and sweeps people away as they run from it.

Details

Title
THE 5TH WAVE
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Sony DADC UK Limited
Classified date(s)
19/05/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
107m 43s
BBFC reference
AVF330431
Remarks
16:9

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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THE 5TH WAVE

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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