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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Contains battle violence throughout. Bloody wounds that result from stabbings and slashes are frequent however, the violence is unrealistic and lack further emphasis on pain or injury. Stronger instances of violence occur off-camera, such as that of a woman being stretched to death, the body of a character being mutilated post-mortem and a man being crushed by a rock (he is subsequently rescued).

All instances of violence are justified by the historical context of the film.


An enemy of Islam curses the Prophet (i.e. "Damn him).


The religious persecution themes, violence and particularly the scene where a character is forced to watch helplessly as another character is stretched to death may disturb and/or upset some viewers.

20/50 The movie violent moments, brief bloody scenes, damns, and thematic scenes + music should have pushed the PG rating to PG-13 rating

Suggested MPAA Rating PG-13 For violence, brief gore, thematic themes, war, torture and disturbing scenes.

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