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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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In one scene Mary is undressing for bed showing her undergarments.


When Lincoln visits wounded war vets, we see a person pushing a cart filled with severed arms and legs that drip blood.

Lincoln visits a battlefield, where dead bodies are strewn about.

When Robert and his father get into an argument, Lincoln slaps him across the face.

A man is shot in the foot.

Lincoln is shown on his deathbed, a bloodstained is shown on pillow beneath his head.

Lots of Civil War violence throughout. Much of it is very intense.


F word is said once. -R

Four or five uses of shit. -PG

1 N word -R

Bitch is use several times. -PG

13 uses of goddamn. -PG-13


Several characters are shown drinking (wine, beer and other presumably alcoholic beverages) and smoking (mostly cigars).

Preston Blair's wife instructs a servant to get him drunk during a long journey so he'll be able to sleep.

Suggested MPAA rating: R for intense violence involving Civil War, intensively strong language and for drinking and smoking.

Other then the language it's at the PG-13 level.


Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language

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