14A(14A) Violence


Drama. Based upon the books 'Papillon' and 'Banco' by Henri Charrière and the 1973 screenplay by Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple Jr. A prisoner (Charlie Hunnam) held in a prison on a remote island plans his escape.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive, some in a sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence most in a prison context - blood and some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexually suggestive scenes - no nudity or detail
  • Infrequent breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Trust and loyalty
  • Commitment to a purpose
  • Survival and escape

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and coarse language

Classification date

August 14, 2018