Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Some violence in kitschy '80s sci-fi adventure.

PG 1983 121 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 9+

Consider this a PG-13 title

PG-13 was a rating that came out in 1984. While Krull is rated PG, there are some scenes a bit to shocking for small kids. Aside from that, there is a lighthearted, artistic score, heroic good vs evil themes and some comic relief as well as scenes that appear to be shot in beautiful locations. A few things that stood out: Good guys with swords fighting bad guys with blasters, getting shot and killed. Not that worse from Star Wars, but maybe a bit darker. Lots of dead bodies Bravado and daring rescues of helpless damsels. A spike trap that impales a guy. A light and whimsical score. Feels very artistic. Bad aliens ( obviously actors in fun and kinda scary costumes) getting killed. Intense quicksand scene, drowning. Possession Not too much blood. Super cute Bassett hound! Love conquers all! Good guys win!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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