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This epic 1963 film brings to life the story of Cleopatra (played by Elizabeth Taylor), the Egyptian ruler who attempted to secure her right to reign by engaging in affairs with Roman ruler Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison) and his successor Marc Anthony (Richard Burton). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 192
Theater Release: 12 Jun 1963
Video Release: 28 May 2013
MPAA Rating: G
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Cleopatra is rated G: - after it was re-issued in 1971

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison
Studio: 1963 Twentieth Century Fox

Detailed Review

Sibling rivalry stirs tensions among world powers in 48 B.C. After defeating Pompey, Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison) follows the fallen foe to Egypt where the Roman conqueror discovers a… 
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Why Is Cleopatra Rated G?

Violence: Though little actual warfare is seen, military takeovers, assassinations and attacks are discussed… 
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What motivates Cleopatra to seek power even at the cost of others’ lives? Did… 
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Elizabeth Taylor’s film career ran from 1942 until 2001 and included such diverse roles… 
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