Parents' Guide to

Troy

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Violent, watered-down version of The Iliad.

Movie R 2004 163 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 18+

no okay

I don't why you're reading this but if you are stop-go and flush your toilet then jump on your bed then read this. Don't want it because you're not?
age 3+

The Movie Troy is all About HONOR.

Troy is a great movie about HONOR. There is one HUGE GOOF that everyone hasn't noticed. It is in the scene when Achilles is speaking to Briseis after Achilles won the beach of Troy and she was his captive the men found hiding in the TEMPLE OF APOLLO. Achilles states, "You don't need to fear me girl. I am the only Trojan that can say that.". That is such a huge mistake. Achilles is NOT a TROJAN. The time elapse in the movie at the exact point of this scene is 52:20. Someone should tell IMDB. My name is Alan Armijo. Thank you.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (31 ):

Aside from two key scenes centering on Achilles, TROY is uneven and unsatisfying. The dialogue is as inconsistent as the accents, with modern pronouncements like "we need to talk" and "do it!" alternating with ponderous approximations of classical meter. In an attempt to make one of history's greatest epic sagas manageable on screen, the movie tells us both too much and too little about what is going on and keeps reminding us about everyone's passion for a place in history but does not show us enough about who the characters are and why their destinies are so entangled.

The Iliad is a story about love, honor, betrayal, fate, ambition, and of course, hubris -- the adventure of the best warrior there ever was or will be. This movie is the watered-down, greatest hits, Classic Comics version. It's mostly about the fighting. And Achilles doesn't rage so much as pout and glower.

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