MUTE | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media VoD

Approved Running time 125m 39s

Release date 23/02/2018

Ratings Info strong language, sex references, violence, injury detail

Genre(s) Drama, Science Fiction

Director(s) Duncan Jones

Cast includes Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, Robert Sheehan, Boel Clarke, Sam Rockwell

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 19/12/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MUTE is a sci-fi drama, set in a futuristic city, in which a mute bartender stands up to the city's gangsters as he searches for his missing partner.


There is strong language ('motherf**ker', 'cocks**ker', 'f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'bitch', 'prick', 'a-hole', 'shit' and 'son of a bitch'.


There is sight of two male robots thrusting near each other mechanically, one of which has a large spiked dildo attached to its crotch. There are references to fellatio, prostitution and brothels. There are references to a man's paedophile inclination.


There are bloody stabbings, beatings with wooden poles and other objects, and a near drowning.

Injury detail

Scenes of surgery include a voice box operation, and another procedure to remove bullets from a man's torso and leg.

There is sight of topless female bots dancing with nipple tassels on breasts and brief buttock nudity.


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The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC for use on Digital Video Platforms (incl. Video On Demand) that are licenced to carry BBFC ratings. It is not a classification under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on Packaged Media formats (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). Other versions of this work may have been rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act

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