NZ release: 20 July 2023
Sex scenes, offensive language, nudity & suicide Rated on: 20 July 2023
What’s it about?
The film follows American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who led a secret project that created the atomic bomb. We witness the moral struggles and dilemma he faces after discovering the devastating consequences that forever changed history and the world itself.
- Directed by Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception)
- English language
- Runtime 180 minutes
- Staring Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, and Robert Downey Jr.
- Based on Robert Oppenheimer constructing the atomic bomb
Why did it get this rating?
This film was rated by the Film and Video Labelling Body.
In one scene, we hear a discussion of the aftermath of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This includes horrifying descriptions of the victims’ injuries and the devastating nuclear fallout.
In a brief scene Oppenheimer sees the horrific impacts of the atomic bomb in a hallucination, including a burned body and the skin on a woman’s face being blown off.
The film also features very loud explosions that can appear without warning. This may frighten some viewers.
There is a scene which a character dies by suicide. The scene is brief and fast-paced, but may be distressing for some viewers.
There are two sex scenes with partial nudity. We see a woman’s breasts and a man’s butt.
Characters frequently drink in the film. Although it’s not promotional, we see one character constantly drunk, and it is further suggested that they are an alcoholic.
“F**king” and “Sh*t” is mentioned.
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