14A(14A) Nudity, Sexual Content, Violence

Synopsis

Action/Comedy/Science Fiction. A wisecracking but terminally ill man (Ryan Reynolds) becomes a mutant who can heal any injury; obsessed with confronting the man responsible for his transformation (Ed Skrein), he creates a masked persona called Deadpool.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in a sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of vulgar expressions and profanity
  • Frequent sexual references in a comic context
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in a fantasy context - some blood and dismemberment
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - no nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent breast, buttock, and brief male frontal nudity in a non-sexual context

Thematic elements

  • Heroism versus revenge
  • Humour as a coping mechanism
  • Love and connection

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for coarse language, portrayals of sexual activity, nudity, and frequent genre violence in a comic context

Classification date

January 27, 2016