300: Rise of an Empire

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Sequel with stylized bloody battles, sex, and vengeance.

R 2014 102 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 20 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Amazing, but not as good as the first.

I just saw this film today, and I thought the fight scenes, costumes, props, and set were complex and incredible! It is extremely bloody and gory, but the bloody moments are not super disturbing, since the blood does not look very real. Like the original, I though Xerxes looked incredible and crazy, but it was also cool to learn about his past and what compelled him to be what he became and how he transformed into a very different Xerxes. I also think the 4/5 for language is an exaggeration. There are only a few words used only once or twice in the film, so the language is not frequent. Besides an explicit sex scene, nonstop, bloody violence, and a little bit of unnecessary strong language used early in the film, it is an amazing film that any fan of the original “300” must see!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 18+

AGE 21+ Graphic Nudity, Orgies, Rape, Sex and Violence

Sex scene with graphic female and male nudity, Gratuitous female toplessness, Graphic violence. Scene where a man appears to rape a 10 year old crying child. No redeeming qualities.

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