OBLIVION | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 119m 28s

Ratings Info Contains moderate violence and one use of strong language

Genre(s) Action, Science Fiction

Director(s) Joseph Kosinski

Cast includes Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olga Kurylenko, Zoe Ball, Melissa Leo

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 26/04/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

OBLIVION is a science fiction thriller set in a future where Earth has been devastated by an alien invasion.


Scenes of moderate violence include exchanges of punches and kicks, a brief choking, and brief sight of blood on a character's clothes, which reveals a small wound in their stomach. There are also gunfights between humans and robotic drones.


There is infrequent use of strong language ('f**k'), and occasional mild bad language including 'damn', 'God', 'goddamn', 'hell', 'pissed', 'screw', 'shit' and 'son of a bitch'.

In a night scene a female character removes her dress and swims naked in a pool, revealing her bare buttocks.

In another scene a male character smokes a large cigar, but the work as a whole neither glamorises nor promotes the practice of smoking.


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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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