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MPAA Rated PG-13 for brief violent images

Sex & Nudity

  • 3/10
  • Men and women kiss and caress each other.
  • A man holds a woman, caresses her (clothed) hip, abdomen and thigh and she swoons.
  • A man and a woman express their love for each other and kiss.
  • A woman playing the part of a pageboy onstage caresses another woman's side (in the show's story, the pageboy and woman are having an extramarital affair.)
  • Men and woman dance together, one man lifts a woman's skirt and climbs under it (it is not certain what, if anything, happens).
  • Men admire younger women dancing and make suggestive remarks.
  • Women admire men in a few scenes.
  • Men in theatrical costumes are bare-chested and women expose bare abdomens and cleavage when they wear short tops. Women's theatrical costumes are flesh toned and have patterns that outline their cleavage and nipples.
  • A woman's stocking top, garter belt and bare thigh are seen when her skirt hangs open.
  • A woman's skirt is sheer and when it is backlit the outline of her legs is evident.
  • Women wear low-cut, off-the-shoulders dresses that reveal cleavage and bare shoulders.
  • A man briefly flashes his bare buttocks at passing people.

Violence & Gore

  • 5/10
  • A man is chased through the catwalks above a theater stage, he jumps and swings from ropes, a rope is wrapped around his neck, the man is pushed over the side, he falls and jerks (we see his feet jerk and hear people screaming).
  • A rope is wrapped around a man's throat, it is pulled, and the man falls to the floor dead.
  • A man falls through a hole in the floor and into water, he is pushed under water by a grate and he struggles to lift it so that he doesn't drown.
  • A man wraps a rope around a man's throat, lashes him to a gate and threatens to kill him.
  • We see a boy with a bag over his head in a cage, as an attraction of "freaks" in a traveling show (he is called "the devil's child"): a man kicks and whips the boy with a stick, and the boy's bag is lifted for paying customers to look at his gruesome features.
  • A man's mask is removed to reveal a badly scarred and malformed face; he cuts a rope that holds a large chandelier, the fixture swings back and forth -- over an audience that screams and rushes to get out of the way -- and it crashes to the floor.
  • Two men fight with swords, they thrash and slash at each other (one is slashed on the arm spilling a bit of blood), one falls to the ground, and the other holds his sword above him.
  • A man pushes a sword against a man's stomach and threatens others.
  • A man on a horse chases a woman in a carriage.
  • A woman caresses a man's face, he leans into her hand, and the woman pulls a mask off the man's face revealing a badly scarred and malformed features; the man becomes very angry, throws the woman to the floor and yells at her (she cowers).
  • A woman fears that she will be taken away by a man and that he will kill her.
  • A heavy theater curtain is untied and it falls to the stage knocking people down.
  • A woman slaps a man's face.
  • In a rage, a man breaks many mirrors.
  • A painting shows a woman holding a platter with a severed head on it (blood is painted around the neck).
  • A woman sees a mannequin painted and dressed to look like her, she faints, and a man catches her and carries her to a bed.
  • A man drags a woman by the hand through passageways and is angry.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A woman is scene through a peephole drinking a bottle of alcohol in theatre dress.
  • Two men smoke cigars.
  • Champagne is poured into a woman's shoe to drink.
  • A 'Maid' or woman who helps La Carlotta with dress, carrying her dog, is seen snatching alcohol at a Ball to drink, and takes a flask of her own out and drinks.
  • A woman is seen sharing a cigar with one of the theatres new owners.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Some parts of the movie may be quite scary and intense for young children, but mild for teens and adults except for those who are really into the film
  • The final scenes after the chandelier crashes can be quite intense.
  • A woman walks through a graveyard, and an underground burial chamer lights up, with a man's voice coming from it.
  • A woman sings of blood running and the Phantom killing, and being a killer.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • We see a flashback to when the Phantom was a boy in a circus "freak show" where he was dubbed the "Devil's Child" and was subjected to abuse by an adult for the amusement of spectators and forced to wear a hood. We see brief views of the man flogging and otherwise striking the boy until the boy ends up strangling his abuser in private
  • The Phantom of the opera himself may be scary to younger viewers he goes around killing many characters and almost kills christines friend raoul
  • Many love scenes and then the genre of the song quickly switches to words of negativity, with the woman being in the Phantom's arms, and then running and fearing him could be quite confusing for a young child.

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