Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven
Kingdom of Heaven
  • R
  • 2h 25m
  • 2005
Rotten39%
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Ridley Scott directs this epic tale of a young Frenchman who discovers his destiny as a knight during The Crusades, the world-shaping collision between Europe and the East.
© 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Common Sense Says
Violent movie about the Crusades not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has several one-on-one fight scenes, as well as extreme and explicit battle violence, including sword-fighting, head-chopping, limbs-lopping, impaling, fiery catapults firing, buildings and bodies burning, and blood spurting. The film includes a euphemistic reference to the fact that the hero's father raped his mother (he says, "I knew your mother. To be courteous, I should say it was against her objections"), and various references to the Crusades (battles fought, warriors lost), as a backdrop for the hero's noble cause (he wants to bring Muslims and Christians together, contrary to the desires of all devout folks on all sides). Characters drink wine in goblets. The film includes a romance between the hero and the good king's sultry sister, who is also married to the bad king (this relationship leads to a passionate kiss that fades out before explicit sex). The leprous good king wears a silver mask throughout the film; after his death, the mask is removed to reveal his diseased, caved-in face (an image that might alarm some younger viewers).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action
  • Release Date:May 6, 2005
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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