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Parents Guide for
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5/10

All the male slaves are known for having no clothes except loincloths.

Moses is washed with the intrusive aid of some old women. We then briefly see him embarrassingly standing there with a small cloth/towel covering his groin area until a robe is put around him.

The morning after their wedding, Tzipporah is seen sleeping under a sheet, with Moses having already gotten up. They are both clothed, but it is implied that they had sex the night before.

A Hebrew slave woman is presented to two princes as a gift. She is wearing a midriff-bearing outfit. The princes proceed to haze her in what could be considered sexual harassment. (Also, some of the Egyptian "extras" wear similarly revealing outfits, but most don't.)

Some of the paintings/reliefs depict nudity, mostly during the dream sequence. Most of them are male infants, and at least one adult female (whose breast is showing). These are typical of ancient Egyptian art.

7/10

The opening sequence features the Pharaoh's soldiers killing the infant sons of the slaves. All of it is offscreen but no less intense. A relief (wall engraving) depicting this event is later shown.

We see several instances of slaves being whipped (sometimes repeatedly and with great vigor) and see others who have whip scar marks on their backs.

The Nile briefly turns into a river of blood while some guards are in the water.

A man whips an older man (a slave) for being slow, then another man comes and pushes him away, but pushes him off the side of the scaffolding. People gather round his body, but one man pushes through them and we see the body's arm and hand underneath wood and rope debris. He is dead.

Many men drown at the end of the movie

1/10

Only insults are used including "weak link", "slave", "desert cobra".

1/10

A few characters are shown drinking what is most likely wine; however, there is no evident drunkenness at any time.

7/10

Many of the slaves suffering is intense for younger and older viewers alike.

Moses has a dream that shows him and other characters come to life as painted reliefs (wall engravings). In it, we see him being chased by soldiers, as well as those soldiers stealing crying infants from their mothers. We later see the final (non-moving) relief that depicts infants being dropped into a river where they sink down toward the waiting, open jaws of two crocodiles (that image may be unsettling to younger kids).

Images of the plagues striking Egypt include people having large boils on their skin and cattle dying.

A prolonged scene where the plague (in the form of a ghostly, whitish vapor) comes from a portal in the sky, wisps in and around the Egyptian and Hebrew homes, and kills people, including children, that were the first born (we hear the last gasp from several victims and see a young arm fall lifelessly to the ground) may be very scary or unsettling to younger kids.

There is a lot of destruction and visible suffering.

The most intense songs are "Deliver Us" and "The Plagues".

Overall the entire film is very emotional in its approach to its themes. Particularly in how much focus is put on the relationship between Rameses and Moses

Overall rating: 20/50


MPAA:
Rated PG for intense depiction of thematic elements

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