The Three Musketeers

Movie review by Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Frothy '90s Disney remake offers light amusement.

PG 1993 105 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

Not Appropriate for Children

Incorrectly rated PG. Should be PG -14, if that. Unfortunately, I chose this movie for family movie night without consulting Common Sense Media. Disney let us down with this one. The material is inappropriate for kids, including young teens. It promotes binge drinking, infidelity, seduction, and promiscuity, including kissing strangers, multiple partners, and several scenes with ridiculous cleavage. Some scenes suggest beheadings as well as suicide. A creepy cardinal harasses the young queen on numerous occasions, including when she steps out of the bath. I’m surprised Disney approved the final cut of this film. The Three Musketeers is not a family movie.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Plenty of action but Disappointing hero

The main character, while on a noble quest to become a musketeer, is a hothead who gets in fights with everyone he meets. He calls himself a man of honor for following through with his commitments to duel each of the three musketeers, even after he learns who they are. He kisses every woman in sight as well, as do two of the other musketeers, one of whom is a priest. He is commended for these behaviors by one of them. And these are the good guys! There is an endearing side story about the young king and queen, and the musketeers do work against the scheming cardinal out of loyalty to the king, risking themselves to save his life. But other than these and the ability to make wisecracks, the main characters lack any redeeming qualities.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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