Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
Gladiator Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 16+

Masterful but really violent Oscar winner.

R 2000 155 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 42 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 122 reviews

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age 15+
age 11+

A Movie About Honor that Exceeds the Gore

This is a great movie that contains excellent morals. While there is lots of violence and fighting, still in the end there is a great message about honor, mercy, and glory. The gladiator scenes are exciting to watch. There is a lot of blood and heads being decapitate which might not be approbated for young kids who can't handle blood, but it is a great movie.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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