KICK-ASS | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 117m 12s

Release date 31/03/2010

Ratings Info Contains strong language, once very strong, & strong bloody comic violence

Genre(s) Action, Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Matthew Vaughn

Cast includes Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Mark Strong, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jason Flemyng, Lyndsy Fonseca, Tamer Hassan, Xander Berkeley, Clark Duke, Evan Peters, Omari Hardwick, Michael Rispoli, Ashleigh Hubbard, Randall Batinkoff, Adrian Martinez, Katrena Rochell

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

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Ratings info publication date 21/03/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

KICK-ASS is an action comedy in which an ordinary teenage boy decides to make a stand against the street crime in his city by becoming a superhero known as 'Kick-Ass'.


Frequent use of strong language ('f**k') occurs alongside a single aggressive use of very strong language ('c**t') used by a young girl towards the members of a gang.


Frequent scenes of strong bloody violence include stabbings, shootings, throat cuttings, severing of limbs, and scenes of martial arts combat. Sequences are often punctuated by humour and are heavily stylised, although some - including a scene of torture - maintain an element of brutality. There is also some glamorisation of weaponry, including a young girl's fascination with a butterfly knife.

Occasional strong sex references include implied scenes of masturbation. Scenes of drug use feature a man smoking a 'bong' and a character snorting a line of cocaine.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.


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