PACIFIC RIM | British Board of Film Classification
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PACIFIC RIM <span>[3D]</span> artwork


Type of media Video

Approved Running time 131m 16s

Ratings Info Contains frequent moderate violence and one use of strong language

Genre(s) Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Director(s) Guillermo del Toro

Cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 10/09/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

PACIFIC RIM is a fantasy action film in which large alien creatures invade Earth and huge robot like fighting machines are piloted to fight them.


There are a number of battles between aliens and robots which primarily take place at sea. Heavy blows are landed by the robots, with the aliens fighting back using spikes and teeth which pierce the armour and, on occasion, tear off robotic limbs and metal body plates. Humans controlling the robots sustain occasional injuries and we see some blood. It is also implied that some pilots are killed. But neither the injuries nor deaths are shown with any detail. The aliens are also seen rampaging through cities, demolishing buildings, as people flee in terror. In one sequence a woman remembers a childhood experience where she is threatened by an alien and upset as she cowers from it. In another scene two characters fight, with punches and throws, but again no detail of injury.


A single use of strong language ('f**k') is used during the course of one of the battles. Other bad language includes 'bloody', 'shit', 'ass', 'bastard' and 'crap'.


Title Information
Warner Home Video Ltd
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Main language
Submitted run time
131m 16s
BBFC reference
Note to parents
This version of the film is displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find this a more intense experience

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles


Rating information

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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