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Stargate

sci-fi & fantasy


On a desert planet on the far side of the universe, Jackson and O'Neil must battle the powerful alien Sun God, Ra. At stake: the freedom of an ancient civilization from slavery and any chance of ever getting home!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    48%
  • Audience Score
    74%

common sense

ON for kids age 13
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Promising setup killed by action-film cliches.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that kids will see deadly electrocuting ray blasts, explosions, plus some old-fashioned clubbing and machine-gunning.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Hollywood clichs. Were there moments in the film you've seen before, such as the Schwarzenegger-style catch phrase uttered before blasting an enemy? How many other movies can you name that use the same conventions? What's the appeal of using clichs rather than inventing new ideas for action movies? Is it just laziness? Or do audiences respond positively to the same familiar themes?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    48%
    reviews counted: 1
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  • Audience

    74%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: A load of outer space codswallop!

- Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Classic adventure stroy with lots of sand.

- puffchunk, Sunday, December 2, 2007

3 stars

I didn't go as bonkers for it as a lot of people I know, and there is better sci-fi, but it was pretty good.

- liquidchick76, Monday, September 3, 2007

3 stars

The Original one was watchable and I like James Spader.

- ScoopOnline, Thursday, December 17, 2009