Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG for sci-fi action/violence

Sex & Nudity

  • A statue of a nude woman is in the background of Padme's office in Coruscant, but it's barely noticeable and not very realistic.
  • 2 Twi'leks working for sebulba, during the scene before the podrace, have very tging fish net clothes. If you look very closely you can see there nipples. Otherwise you can just see there skin.

Violence & Gore

  • A man uses his light saber to cut another man in half. We see the other man's shocked reaction and some red mist, and he falls into a pit with his lower body falling away from his upper body. Apart from the very brief red mist, we don't see any more blood or gore.
  • At the instruction of a villain, a ship is fired upon by laser turrets and explodes with two pilots, a man, and a woman inside.
  • A sea monster is violently torn in half by a larger sea monster. Later another sea creature bites a gar-like creature's tail.
  • Jabba the Hutt bites a small creature's head off and spits it on a gong. Blood spatters.
  • Using rifles with scopes, some spectating Sand People fire upon the pod racers. One racer's vehicle is damaged by a bullet and destabilizes, killing the operator.
  • Uniformed combatants are killed in aerial and terrestrial combat with robots, but no blood is evident. Several bodies are shown lying dead on the ground while pilots are shown exploding in their starfighter crafts the moment the craft is hit by laser fire.
  • Two men battle an alien in an intense lightsaber dual.
  • A man is stabbed in the middle of his torso. He gasps in pain and falls to the ground, and can be briefly seen having a hole through his back.
  • A man slices another man in two, and both halves of him can be clearly seen when he falls down a shaft. Blood powder sprays out, but the actual cut is not shown.
  • A space station explodes, killing all of the sentient beings aboard it.
  • Many robots are sliced in half, dismembered, stabbed, decapitated, slashed, or gunned down.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Many racers, who are strange aliens, are killed or injured in a pod race. It is not bloody or graphic but very intense.
  • The battle near the end of the film is intense but with minimal to no blood at all. Only several dead bodies are visible. A child, only slightly nevous, is caught up in the violence as well, being fired upon by enemy forces and, through using his starfighter craft, firing upon them accordingly.


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Violence & Gore

  • Darth Maul stabs Qui Gon and kills him.
  • Obi-wan Kenobi slices Darth Maul in half. He falls down into a long tunnel as he splits. No blood.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The battle near the end where Darth maul and Qui-Gon fight results in his death;we see the lightsaber peirce his abdomen briefly.

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