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English literature comes to digitally-enhanced life in this cinematic retelling of the classic legend. Beowulf (voice of Ray Winstone) defeats the demon Grendel (Crispin Glover) only to be forced to face the monster's mother (Angelina Jolie) who uses her seductive body as a weapon. (And viewers will have to ignore everything they know about genetics to believe this mother/son relationship.) Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D
Violence: D-
Sexual Content: D
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 114
Theater Release: 15 Nov 2007
Video Release: 25 Feb 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Beowulf is rated PG-13: for intense sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sexual material and nudity

Cast: Ray Winstone, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Crispin Glover.
Studio: Paramount Pictures

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