Despicable Me 4

NZ release: 20 June 2024

Parental guidance recommended for younger viewers. Violence & scary scenes Rated on: 06 June 2024

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What’s it about?

Gru, Lucy, Margo, Edith, and Agnes welcome their new family member, Gru Jr. Shortly after, their lives are turned upside down when old school nemesis Maxime Le Mal and his girlfriend Valentina seek revenge on Gru and his family is forced into hiding.

The facts

  • Directed by Chris Renaud/Pierre Coffin
  • Stars Steve Carrel, Kirsten Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Joey King, Will Ferrell, Sofía Vergara
  • English language
  • Runtime: 94 minutes

Why did it get this rating?

This film game was cross-rated by the Film and Video Labelling Body. You can find out more about cross-rating here.


Weapons such as guns, tasers, bombs, and lasers are used by characters. There are scenes where characters kick, punch, hit and bite on one another.

No injuries are shown and a lot of the violence is meant to be funny.

Scary scenes

One of the characters transforms from a man into a violent cockroach monster. He uses a special gun to transform several other characters into mindless cockroach monsters against their will, and also has a giant machine that looks and moves like a cockroach.

In one scene, Gru Jr. is kidnapped and cries as he is taken from his home. Gru is horrified when he realises his baby has been taken and is afraid he won’t get to him before something terrible happens.

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