Elizabeth I

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Handsome, talky HBO miniseries with Helen Mirren.

NR 2006 211 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

not rated for age

Based on 1 review

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age 18+

Unnecessary violence

This series is beautifully acted and shows Elizabeth I in a sympathetic light. The sets and costumes are sumptuous and gorgeous. It seems fairly historically accurate and is quite interesting. However, the rating as ok for kids 14 and up is completely wrong, in my opinion. The graphic torture and execution scenes, which happen quite a bit, are brutal and disturbing. I realize HBO likes to push the envelope, but we can get the idea without all the gore. This is not for kids! To be honest, although I enjoyed the characters and storyline, I wish I hadn’t seen it.

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Too much violence
not rated for age

shocking violence

The torture scenes are so horrible, I wish I had not seen this movie. I would not recommend it to anyone. I certainly do not want my teenage kids to see it.

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