Death Wish (1974) [reclassified 2017]

Information and ratings for Death Wish (1974) [reclassified 2017]

14A(14A) Violence, Coarse Language

Synopsis

Drama/Action. Based on the novel by Brian Garfield. After his wife and daughter are attacked, a man (Charles Bronson) takes justice into his own hands.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, sexual slurs, and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence - little blood and detail
  • Brief portrayal of sexual assault - breast and buttock nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • Perspectives on vigilantism
  • Power and control

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and coarse language, as well as a brief sexual assault

Classification date

November 09, 2017