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Moderate portrayals of violence with some detail is depicted, but justified by context.

The film contains some battle sequences which show soldiers exchanging slashes, as well as a prolonged depiction of a naval battle, focusing mainly on the plight of the slaves below deck.

Stronger depictions of violence include a scene where a man is shot in the neck with a flaming arrow; a scene where a man is set on fire; a scene where men are trampled by horses and run over by chariots; a scene where a man's face is forced against the wall while in a chariot race causing blood to spurt; etc.

Official MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and disturbing images

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and disturbing images

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