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MPAA Rated PG-13 for brief violent images

Sex & Nudity

  • At one point early in the movie, a character pulls down his pants and shows his buttocks toward another character as an insult. It lasts for a couple of seconds. It is not intended to be sexual.
  • Two people l share a passionate kiss.
  • A man crawls under a woman's dress but nothing is shown.
  • Artistic nudity, such as statues of naked women, is briefly seen a few times throughout the movie.
  • Erik (the titular Phantom character) stalks (the much younger than himself) Christine and, in a couple of instances, even begins to groom her. They also sing passionate suggestive lyrics to one another, most notably during the numbers "The Music of the Night" and "The Point of No Return".
  • The song "The point of no return" has an obvious sexual meaning

Violence & Gore

  • 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 wraps a rope around a man's throat, lashes him to a gate and threatens to kill him.
  • 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 woman fears that she will be taken away by a man and that he will kill her.
  • 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).


  • Contains religious epithets.
  • damn is used twice within a few seconds, and hell is used twice as well

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 woman 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

  • A main character kills without mercy and kidnaps another character.
  • Some parts of the movie may be quite scary and intense for young children.
  • 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.


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

Violence & Gore

  • 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.

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

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