Movie review by Liz Perle, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Gorgeous martial arts movie for older kids.

PG-13 2004 99 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 15+

Complex, interesting ideas and themes take a while to process and think through

Though the acting feels a bit sub-par, the story is very intriguing, and mature teens may have interesting discussions with parents about the "Heroes" of the story and how their actions and intentions affect each other. The cinematography is gorgeous, and the fight scenes are IMPRESSIVELY filmed, in that fantasy, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" type of fight scene (if you've seen that other film, you know what I refer to). There is one sexual scene, but it's brief, non-graphic, and mostly under covers. The violence is not too intense, but there are some disturbing images of bodies shot with arrows, and stabbings. I haven't even fully processed this film, but this makes me want to see it again to understand it more. 7.2/10

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
not rated for age

Beautiful movie

The places in which the scenes take place are simply beautiful. There is good action, and lots of it. The only setback is that the entire movie is in Japanese and you must read the dialogue. This does not bother most people, but some would rather watch something where they don't have to use their brains. If that is you, you will have a hard time enjoying this movie.

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