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Review decisions

The decisions of the Classification Review Board are made public when a review is completed.

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Warning

Some of the decision reports may contain offensive material. The reports may discuss in detail the classifiable elements of themes including violence, sex, language, drug use and nudity. We recommend parental supervision for this section.

2019

Rocketman

21 May 2019

M Mature themes, drug use, sex scene and frequent coarse language.

Hellboy

5 April 2019

R 18+ High impact violence, blood and gore.

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2018

Bumblebee

11 December 2018

PG Mild science fiction violence, mild themes, some scenes may scare young children.

We Happy Few

3 July 2018

R 18+ Fantasy violence and interactive drug use.

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2017

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

20 November 2017

G Some scenes may scare young children.

Jigsaw

20 October 2017

MA 15+ Strong themes and strong horror violence.

Split

25 January 2017

M Mature themes, violence and occasional coarse language.

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2016

Embrace

13 October 2016

M Nudity.

Blair Witch

5 September 2016

MA 15+ Strong supernatural themes.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

7 June 2016

PG Fantasy violence.

X-Men: Apocalypse

16 May 2016

M Frequent action violence and infrequent coarse language.

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2015

Blinky Bill

10 September 2015

G Some scenes may scare very young children.

Boychoir

4 March 2015

PG Mild bullying violence and themes

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2014

Blended

2 May 2014

PG Sexual references and crude humour

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2013

Rampage

13 December 2013

MA 15+ 'Strong violence'

Inside Llewyn Davis

12 December 2013

M 'Frequent coarse language and mature themes'

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist

12 December 2013

MA 15+ 'Strong themes and violence, gaming experience may change online'

American Hustle

5 December 2013

M 'Frequent coarse language'

Borderlands 2: Add-On Content Pack

5 December 2013

MA 15+ 'Strong violence, gaming experience may change online'

Fuse

2 December 2013

MA 15+ 'Strong violence, gaming experience may change online'

Deadpool

2 December 2013

MA 15+ 'Strong bloody violence, crude humour and sexual references'

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

2 December 2013

MA 15+ 'Strong horror violence, blood and gore'

God Mode

19 November 2013

MA 15+ 'Strong violence, gaming experience may change online'

The Walking Dead

19 November 2013

MA 15+ 'Strong themes and horror violence'

Company of Heroes 2

19 November 2013

MA 15+ 'Strong battle violence, gaming experience may change online'

Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut

19 November 2013

MA 15+ 'Strong themes and bloody violence'

Gears of War: Judgment

18 November 2013

MA 15+ 'Strong bloody violence, gaming experience may change online'

Killer is Dead

18 November 2013

MA 15+ 'Strong bloody violence and sexual references'

Alien Rage

18 November 2013

MA 15+ 'Strong violence, gaming experience may change online'

Australian Penthouse (serial classification)

5 November 2013

Not Revoked

INV-0000-3781

23 October 2013

Refused Classification

Saints Row IV

5 August 2013

Refused Classification

Behind the Candelabra

20 June 2013

M 'Drug use, coarse language and sex scenes'

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2012

Prometheus 3D

4 June 2012

M ‘Moderate science fiction violence and a medical procedure’

Prometheus 2D

4 June 2012

M ‘Moderate science fiction violence and a medical procedure’

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2011

The Human Centipede II (full sequence)

28 November 2011

Refused Classification

Happy Feet Two (3D)

19 November 2011

G 'Very mild sense of threat'

Happy Feet Two (2D)

19 November 2011

G 'Very mild sense of threat'

The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn - Part 1

14 November 2011

M 'Supernatural themes and medical procedures' 

A Serbian Film

17 October 2011

Refused Classification

House of the Dead – Overkill extended cut

26 September 2011

MA 15+ 'Strong horror violence, strong coarse language' 

We Dare

17 June 2011

PG 'Mild sexual references' 

Mortal Kombat

14 March 2011

Refused Classification

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2010

The Karate Kid

18 June 2010

PG ‘Action violence, bullying violence and themes’

Salo

6 May 2010

R 18+ ‘Scenes of torture and degradation, sexual violence and nudity’

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2009

Aliens vs Predator

18 December 2009

MA 15+  ‘Strong science fiction violence’

The Loved Ones

8 December 2009

MA 15+ ‘Strong horror violence; strong themes’

Hydro Lord - the game

1 December 2009

Unrestricted 'M - Not recommended for readers under 15 years'

Left 4 Dead 2

22 October 2009

Refused Classification

Julie & Julia

12 September 2009

PG ‘Infrequent coarse language’

Stone Bros.

12 September 2009

MA 15+ ‘Drug use with strong impact’

Friday the 13th

20 February 2009

R 18+ ‘High impact horror violence; several sex scenes’

Charlie Wilson's War

2 February 2009

M 'Moderate coarse language, drug references and violence; partial nudity'.

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2008

F.E.A.R 2

15 December 2008

MA 15+ 'Strong violence, blood and gore. Moderate coarse language'

Open Season 2

5 November 2008

PG 'Mild animated violence'

Bondage Mansion

6 August 2008

R 18+ 'high level animated sex scenes and themes'

Space Chimps

6 August 2008

G 'some scenes may scare young children'

T & A Teacher

30 July 2008

R 18+ 'high impact animated sex scenes and sexualised violence'

Holy Virgins

30 July 2008

Refused Classification

Classes in Seduction

30 July 2008

R 18+ 'high level animated sex scenes'

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2007

Sleuth

22 October 2007

M 'strong coarse language, infrequent aggressive coarse language, adult themes'

30 Days of Night

17 October 2007

MA 15+ 'strong horror violence, blood and gore'

Saw IV

10 October 2007

MA 15+ 'strong horror violence, graphic autopsy scene'

Shoot 'Em Up

26 September 2007

Aggrieved person status denied

Sea Patrol Series 1

26 September 2007

M 'action themes, infrequent moderate violence'

300

28 February 2007

MA 15+ 'strong computer-generated battle violence, death and war themes'

The Peaceful Pill Handbook

24 February 2007

Refused Classification

Notes on a Scandal

24 January 2007

MA 15+ 'Strong sexual reference involving a minor, strong adult themes.'

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2006

Extremely Nasty Nymphs

13, 18 December 2006

Out of time application not accepted

Busty Beauties

13, 18 December 2006

Out of time application not accepted

Ben Dover's Bummed Out in Britain

13, 18 December 2006

Out of time application not accepted

Ass Fetish Vol 3

13, 18 December 2006

Out of time application not accepted

Eragon

11 December 2006

M 'moderate fantasy violence'

Viva Erotica

6 December 2006

X 18+ 'explicit sex'

Stormbreaker

2 August 2006

M 'frequent action violence'

Jihad or Terrorism

10 July 2006

PG 'mild themes'

Jihad in the Qur'an and Sunnah

10 July 2006

Unrestricted

Islam and Modern Man

10 July 2006

Unrestricted

The Qur'anic Concept of War

10 July 2006

Unrestricted

The Absent Obligation

10 July 2006

Unrestricted

The Criminal West

10 July 2006

Unrestricted

The Ideological Attack

10 July 2006

Unrestricted

Defence of the Muslim Lands

10 July 2006

Refused Classification

Join the Caravan

10 July 2006

Refused Classification

River Queen

10 April 2006

M 'moderate combat violence'

Ice Age: The Meltdown

3 April 2006

PG 'mild sense of menace'

T04/4445

24 March 2006

Refused Classification

L04/1407

24 March 2006

Refused Classification

Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

16 March 2006

Refused Classification

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire

13 March 2006

M 'moderate fantasy violence'

Big Momma's House 2

23 January 2006

PG 'mild sexual reference, mild violence'

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2005

50 Cent Bulletproof

6 & 23 November 2005

Refused Classification

Mysterious Skin

6 October 2005

R 18+ 'high-level child sexual abuse themes, high level sexual violence, paedophile themes'

A History of Violence

29 September 2005

MA 15+ 'strong realistic violence, strong sex scenes'

Wolf Creek

14 September 2005

R 18+ 'high level realistic violence, strong coarse language'

Fantastic Four

18 August 2005

PG 'mild stylised violence'

Kingdom of Heaven

11 August 2005

M 'moderate violence and frequent battle violence'

Palindromes

4 August 2005

R 18+ 'abortion and paedophile themes'

Wedding Crashers

14 July 2005

M 'frequent sexual reference, frequent coarse language'

Tras El Cristal

25 May 2005

Refused Classification

The Gore Gore Girls

25 May 2005

Refused Classification

Guess Who?

21 April 2005

M 'sexual references'

Constantine

23 February 2005

M 'horror and supernatural themes'

9 Songs

17 January 2005

R 18+ 'actual sex, high-level sex scenes'

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2004

Sideways

15 November 2004

M 'frequent coarse language, sex scenes, sexual reference, alcohol and depression themes'

A Very Long Engagement

27 October 2004

MA 15+ 'moderate violence'

The Pacifier

27 October 2004

Certificate of exemption granted

Collateral

6 October 2004

MA 15+ 'strong violence'

Shadow Theatre

20 September 2004

R 18+ 'depicts sexual activity'

Manhunt

20, 28 September 2004

Refused Classification

Anatomy of Hell

7 July 2004

R 18+  'actual sex, high-level sex scenes, high-level themes'

Bratz - Starrin' & Stylin'

19 July 2004

PG 'peer group themes'

Irreversible

30 June 2004

R18+ 'high-level sexual violence, graphic violence, sexual activity'

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

8 June 2004

PG 'some fantasy scenes may frighten young children'

Troy

10 May 2004

M 15+ 'moderate violence'

Irreversible

30 March 2004

Out of time application not accepted

Haunted Mansion

15 January 2004

PG 'some scenes may scare young children'

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2003

The Sexualisation of Girl Children and Adolescents on the Internet

18 December 2003

Refused Classification

One Perfect Day

5 December 2003

M 15+ 'drug and death themes'

McLeod's Daughters (A Dry Spell/ Three's A Crowd/ The Bridle Waltz/ To Have And To Hold/ Home Is Where The Heart Is {said to be Series 2, episodes 28-32})

5 December 2003

Out of time application not accepted

Silverball Product Version 8

21 November 2003

M 15+ 'contains some nudity'

Thirteen

6 November 2003

MA 15+ 'adult themes, drug use'

Ken Park

6 June 2003

Refused Classification

Basic

2 May 2003

MA 15+ 'violence, strong coarse language'

Ned Kelly

21 March 2003

M 15+ 'medium level violence, adult themes'

Legacy of the Silver Shadow

22 February 2003

PG 'medium level violence'

City of God

31 January 2003

R 18+ 'adult themes, violence'

Phone Booth

23 January 2003

MA 15+ 'frequent coarse language, medium level violence'

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2002

Great Moments in Science

30 October 2002

G

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

31 May 2002

G 'some scenes May scare very young children'

Baise-Moi

10 May 2002

Refused Classification

Australian Rules

19 April 2002

M 'Medium level violence, drug use, adult themes'

ET—The Extra Terrestrial—20th Anniversary Edition

15 March 2002

PG 'Some scenes May disturb young children'

Three Ballerinas

7 March 2002

G

Black Hawk Down

1 February 2002

MA 15+ 'high level violence'

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2001

Grand Theft Auto III

11 December 2001

Refused Classification

Joy Ride

12 October 2001

MA 15+ 'Violence may disturb'

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

22 May 2001

MA 15+ 'occasional strong violence'

Pokemon 3—The Movie

22 May 2001

PG 'frequent violence, some themes may upset young children'

Series 7—the Contenders

22 May 2001

R 18+ 'adult themes, frequent violence'

Please

23 April 2001

X 18+ 'contains real depictions of actual sexual activity'

Dreamquest

23 April 2001

Refused Classification

The Mexican

20 April 2001

MA 15+ 'frequent violence, coarse language'

Pictures

12 March 2001

Category 1—Restricted

Hannibal

22 February 2001

R 18+ 'high impact violence'

Dream Quest

25 January 2001

Refused Classification

Second Cumming

2 January 2001

X 18+ 'contains real depictions of actual sexual activity'

The Butt Row Series—White Men Can't Iron

2 January 2001

Refused Classification

Joey Silvera's Buttrow Unplugged

2 January 2001

Refused Classification

Butt Row Pink Hotel

2 January 2001

X 18+ 'contains real depictions of actual sexual activity'

Fame is a Whore... on Butt Row

2 January 2001

X 18+ 'contains real depictions of actual sexual activity'

A Little Piece of my Heart

2 January 2001

X 18+ 'contains real depictions of actual sexual activity'

Totally Jill

2 January 2001

X 18+ 'contains real depictions of actual sexual activity'

Euro Angels Hardball 6—Anal Maniac

2 January 2001

Refused Classification