Spartacus

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Thrilling epic is too intense for the youngest.

NR 1960 184 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 7+

A classic movie

I am usually pretty confident, with movies from this era, that there will be very little to concern me by way of sex or violence compared to what would be considered (not by me) acceptable in a movie today. It will probably depend on your child but my seven-year-old and nine-year-old girls are used to being around the boys' (12 and 10) video games. They all thoroughly enjoyed this movie, especially the 12-year-old who has been studying the Romans at school, and the rest of them learnt a lot about the Romans, gladiators and slavery.
age 17+
it niceband good for every home too watch and also good for adult

This title has:

Too much violence

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