14A(14A) Violence

Synopsis

Thriller. Based on the novel by Nicholas Searle. An elderly con man (Ian McKellen) sets out to swindle a widow (Helen Mirren) out of her savings.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence – some blood and brief detail
  • Portrayal of a sexual assault – no nudity, little detail
  • Brief breast nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Appearance versus reality
  • Developing trust
  • Actions and consequences

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence, including some sexual violence, and coarse language

Classification date

November 05, 2019