Papillon (2017)

Information and ratings for Papillon (2017)

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