Magazine article Screen International

Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Gets UK 12A Rating

Magazine article Screen International

Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Gets UK 12A Rating

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The BBFC (British Board of Film Claffisication) has passed Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens uncut and awarded it a 12A rating in the UK.

The rating had been anticipated following the MPAA's (Motion Picture Association of America) awarding of a PG-13 certificate for the film in the US, the closest equivalent to the UK's 12A.

The original three films in the franchise were all award U certificates, classifying them suitable for everyone.

Of the prequel trilogy, The Phantom Menance was given a U in 1998, while Attack Of The Clones was given a PG in 2001 and Revenge Of The Sith a 12 in 2004.

The BBFC's 12A rating classifies the film as "not generally suitable for children aged under 12" but children may still enter the cinema as long as they are accompanied by an adult. …

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