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Parents' Guide to

The Prince of Egypt

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Animated feature tells story of Moses; some violence.

Movie PG 1998 99 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 25 parent reviews

age 13+

the prince of egypt is not for little kids

i think the prince of Egypt is a amazing movie but its not for little kids because its very vilonte and intense the Egyptians whip slaves with whips the main character has a nightmare and in his nightmare theirs a Egyptian who takes a mother and her baby off-screen and kills them theirs a picture shown of the Egyptians throwing babies into a river filled with alligators a Egyptian almost whips a old man to death but the main character saves him by pushing the Egyptian off the structure to his death God tells moses to put his staff down and he turns the river into blood the city gets burned down a fog comes down from the sky and kills lots of kids and they even show a kid die on-screen and the water comes down and drowns all of the Egyptians except the main characters brother theirs also a very Adult sexual innuendo where the main character orders a man to go to the bed chambers with a girl with that being said i think the prince of Egypt is for teens and adults and i dont reccomend it for anyone under the age of 13
age 3+
I have watched this movie since the year it came out annually. My sister and I were 3 and 5 respectfully. The movie is intense and moving but I think it's impactful and beautiful. It's not problematic to watch emotionally charged media with young kids if you are able to sit down with them and answer their questions. I think that it leads to more thoughtful children. I've shown this movies to all of my kids, nieces and nephews and it has inspired their love of God and helped them develop responsibility and leadership skills. The characters model noble behaviors.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (25 ):
Kids say (59 ):

This movie has some astonishing visual effects, particularly a chariot race that rivals Ben Hur and the parting of the Red Sea. The filmmakers of The Prince of Egypt have done a good job of making a traditional tale exciting and vivid, with compelling characters, though the musical numbers are largely forgettable. Rameses, loving Moses but terrified of being responsible for the end of a dynasty, is a flawed but understandable character. And Miriam (Sandra Bullock) and Tzipporah are strong, intelligent women.

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