Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over


  • Genre: Drama, CRIME, Action

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 102 minutes

  • Director(s): Rawson Marshall Thurber

  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Pablo Schreiber, Neve Campbell, Noah Taylor, Kevin Rankin, Roland Møller, Tzi Ma

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, threat, injury detail, infrequent strong language

  • Note to parents: Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience.

  • Synopsis: SKYSCRAPER is a US action drama in which a man risks everything to save his family.

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SKYSCRAPER is a US action drama in which a man risks everything to save his family.


There are several scenes of moderate violence which include shoot-outs punches, kicks to heads and some use of bladed weapons. One scene shows a woman stabbing a man in his leg with a pair of scissors.


Moderate threat includes a scene in which a man holds a boy as a human shield to protect himself from being shot. There are also scenes in which a family try to escape from a burning building.

Injury detail

Injury detail includes a scene that shows a man with a cut and bloodied face in the aftermath of a bomb attack. In another scene, a man pulls a shard of metal out of his shoulder, with limited detail shown.


There is infrequent use of strong language, as well as milder terms.

There are several images that show a skyscraper on fire.

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