Chinese censors cut 14 mins from 'Logan'

By Zhang Rui
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About 14 minutes from new X-Men film "Logan" were cut out for its Chinese release.

 A Chinese poster of "Logan." [Photo /]

According to China Film Bureau's release permit for the film, the running time of "Logan" is 123 minutes. The movie database website states that the original length of the film is 137 minutes.

Sources close to the situation said the censors asked to delete 14 minutes of bloody and violent scenes. The film was rated R in the United States for strong brutal violence and language throughout as well as brief nudity.

The 20th Century Fox-produced Marvel superhero flick centers on an aging, isolated and despondent Logan, also known as Wolverine, and his last journey with Professor X as well as his clone-daughter Laura Kinney, known as X-23. It is the last installment of the X-Men spin-off franchise of Wolverine, and also serves as the actor Hugh Jackman's farewell film to Logan after playing the role for 17 years.

The film, directed by James Mangold and starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stuart and Dafne Keen, has received rave reviews from critics after it premiered at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival on Feb. 17. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 96 percent based on 71 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads, "Hugh Jackman makes the most of his final outing as Wolverine with a gritty, nuanced performance in a violent but surprisingly thoughtful superhero action film that defies genre conventions."

"Logan" will open in China on March 3, 2017. Jackman and fellow actor Patrick Stuart will attend Chinese premiere in Beijing on March 1.

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