'71 | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 95m 18s

Ratings Info very strong language, strong bloody violence, injury detail

Genre(s) Drama, War

Director(s) Yann Demange

Cast includes Jack O'Connell, Sean Harris, Sam Reid, Paul Anderson, Charlie Murphy, Sam Hazeldean, Killian Scott

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 05/11/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

'71 is an action drama that focuses on the experiences of a young British Army recruit in Northern Ireland.


There are four uses of very strong language ('c**t'), one of which is used in aggressive frustration. There are more than fifty uses of strong language ('f**k') as well as mild and moderate bad language.


There is a scene in which a British soldier is shot through the head with a big gush of blood striking the wall behind him. In another scene, there are close up shots of a bloody gash in a soldier's side being stitched up, and there is sight of the bloodied and armless corpse of a young boy being carried from the flaming wreckage of a pub.


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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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