47 Ronin

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

age 14+

Lifeless take on classic tale with bloodless martial arts.

PG-13 2013 119 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Alert: Rape Scene

I wish the quick "what parents need to know" narrative on this site had mentioned the rape scene that takes place after the witch puts a spell on Lord Asano and tricks him into "seeing" Lord Kira on top of his daughter grabbing her wrists and while she is screaming. While no one is naked, it is NOT subtle and it DOES show him thrusting and DOES show his full body inside the robe (not just their faces). It's way more than I had anticipated my children watching. We planned on a few heads rolling from sword fights but that's a totally different thing than this. From reading this site it said "sex is not an issue" and the "main characters are shown to be in love but barely touch". I think leaving out a rape scene is a big ball drop.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 16+

Scatterbrained story; it's really all about the violent battles

The movie has very little coherent or interesting plot. It seems to simply be a vehicle by which to display violent battle scenes. The violence is prolific, however not graphic. Little blood, although there is a suicide and a beheading. Those children that would most want to see this movie perhaps should not if they have tendencies towards fighting or violence.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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