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Leaves nasty taste in mouth
on 24 October 2007
Thoughtful and scary documentary detailing the frightening extent to which Britain's government has curtailed civil liberties and extended the police state. It shows the police as dumb puppets of the regime; you realise how something like Nazi Germany happened.
A word of warning to potential viewers, particularly those with children around: This is a 12 certificate film (it's not a 15 as Amazon has it - they're wrong, check the bbfc website) yet includes around TWENTY-FIVE uses of the strongest language, spread throughout the disc, including the extras. I found it incredible and disgusting that such language didn't warrant more than a 12. The feature itself contains two or three F words and around a dozen uses of the C word, all coming in a pitiful closing obscene song by a hasbeen singer. It's a childish yet offensive way for the film to close, and it soured the experience for me.
So, be warned: the bbfc has taken leave of its senses - maybe the examiners don't actually watch the films any more - and this 12 film contains masses of foul language.