MARMADUKE | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 88m 2s

Release date 18/08/2010

Ratings Info Contains mild threat

Genre(s) Children, Comedy

Director(s) Tom Dey

Cast includes Owen Wilson (voice), George Lopez (voice), William H. Macy (voice), Steve Coogan (voice), Kiefer Sutherland (voice), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (voice), Ryan Devlin (voice), Emma Stone (voice)

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. Cuts were made by substitution. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

  • Suitable for all iconU

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 08/08/2010

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MARMADUKE is a comedy film about the adventures of a Great Dane dog who moves to California with his owners and tries to make friends with the residents of the local dog park.


Scenes containing mild threat are limited to the brief appearance of a large, shadowy dog who is reputed to have killed his master but later turns out to be simply misunderstood, and the climactic scenes in which two characters are placed in some danger as they are swept through the city’s drainage system.

The film also contains some slapstick humour as the animal characters cause chaos by crashing into furniture and people, or occasionally have comical fights with computer generated animals replacing the live ones.

There is some mild language, including uses of ‘butt’, ‘jerk’ and ‘screwed’ and there are also some instances of very mild crude humour as the animal characters break wind or urinate onto furniture and into drinks. In addition, there are two scenes that could be construed as drugs references as characters react to tranquilized food or are seen relaxing amongst a field of mushrooms.

Cuts information

Company chose to remove a use of discriminatory language ('spaz') in order to achieve a 'U' classification. Cut made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut '12A' classification was available.


20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
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