The Eagle

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

age 15+

Roman action epic comes across as grim, violent, and dull.

PG-13 2011 114 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 16+

Not like the movie but still pretty great!

Ok so I’m 18 years old and loved listening to the book over and over again Shawn I was younger, I absolutely had a crush on Markus and watching the movie only made me like him better, ( I guess it’s because of Channing Tatum ) and the Esca actor was pretty great too, the acting and casting was good, but the camera techniques was very interesting and not the best, the only part of the movie that bothered me was a scene with nude, dead, human corpses hanging from a tree, you don’t really see them, you just know what’s going on, and a child was purposely killed, but again, it was off screen, the battles weren’t too bad, yes there was blood but not gushing or anything graphic. Overall I personally liked the movie, it’s a little low budget but well acted. I’d recommend this movie for teens ages 16 and up but it’s totally up to you.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
age 18+

Big gore

We watched 20 minutes before turning off.. The extreme violence starts after ten minutes. Fatal stabbing & slicing, spurting blood, multiple people burnt alive, a carbonised limb, dead bodies post-battle. The whole is accompanied by screaming and realistic sound effects, Then, after less than 5 minutes respite, we see prisoners awaiting execution, then being beheaded, legs chopped off by chariot blades. 12? Completely insane.

This title has:

Too much violence

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