Bloody bodily injury Rated on: 18 August 2022

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What’s it about?

A doctor (played by Idris Elba) protects his two daughters from a rogue lion in the South African savannah.

The facts

  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • A survival thriller
  • A new classification label was created for this film. It’s the first film in New Zealand to have a content warning for ‘Bloody bodily injury’.

Why did it get this rating?

Bloody bodily Injury

The aftermath of a lion attack is shown. Most of the attacks take place off screen.

Gory injuries include bite wounds to the neck and bloody lacerations elsewhere. A man cauterises a bleeding artery with a heated knife following an attack.

Violence and cruelty

A group of poachers shoot a pride of lions but detail is limited as the scene takes place at night.


There are moments of tension in the lead up to attacks which are often heralded by jump scares.

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