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action & adventure, drama

Brad Pitt picks up a sword and brings a muscular, brooding presence to the role of Greek warrior Achilles in this spectacular retelling of The Iliad.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 15
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
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Positive messages
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Positive role models
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Violent, watered-down version of The Iliad.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know the movie has almost-constant battle violence with graphic and brutal injuries. The weapons include knives, swords, spears, arrows, and fire. Many characters are killed. The movie also has sexual references and situations and brief nudity. A virgin priestess is made available to the soldiers for rape as part of the spoils of war, but this is unacceptable to one of the warriors.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how this story has continued to be vital and meaningful for generations throughout the centuries. Which elements of the story are relevant to contemporary conflicts? The treatment of prisoners? The role of advisors?
  • Achilles was given the choice between a happy life and eternal fame. Why did he decide in favor of glory? What did he mean by saying that the gods envy us because we are mortal?

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- Luke Buckmaster, In Film Australia, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

This movie has been treated rather unfairly by people comparing it to the story of Homer's Iliad and / or reducing it to the attractive pieces of men flesh inhabiting this epic. It has so much more to offer, despite of the possible historical inaccuracies. There is some great acting, Bana, O'Toole and Bean stand out in an all around fantastic cast. There are great dialoges that have a lot of true things to say about war, universally true over all ages. There is great cinematography, art work and design, the movie is extremely gorgeous to look at, the Trojan horse turned out particularly pretty. The epic battles are really impressive and the one on one fights very nicely choreographed. The 30 minutes longer director's cut offers even more of everything: more blood, nudity, character development and especially blood. Nothing for the faint-hearted and maybe a bit too long but just as satisfying and impressing as the cinematic release. Epic Hollywood movie making at its best.

- ironclad1609, Monday, August 22, 2011