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Still shot from the movie: Pompeii.


Archeology can only tell us so much about Pompeii, but Hollywood is free to invent any story it likes. In this movie, set in the ill-fated city around 79 A.D., a gladiator (Kit Harington) takes on the greatest opponent of his life -- the erupting Mount Vesuvius -- in order to save his true love (Emily Browning). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 21 Feb 2014
Video Release: 20 May 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Pompeii Rated PG-13?

Violence: Characters are stabbed, shot, beaten, run over, pushed to the ground, tortured, lashed and impaled. Characters engage in frequent swordfights and hand-to-hand combat that results in the death of many. Characters have their neck’s slit, including a mother that is killed in front of her child. Corpses are piled up or hung from trees as a warning to others. A living child is buried in a pile of dead bodies. Characters are slapped, chained up and thrown in prison. Many are forced to fight to the death in gladiator competitions. Other characters are crushed, drowned, engulfed in fire or killed by poisonous fumes and flames. Scenes frequently depict bloody or gruesome wounds and deaths. The charred remains of a person are seen.

Sexual Content: A couple briefly embraces and kisses. A man is angry about being summoned from a brothel. A man makes unwelcome advances toward a much younger woman.

Language: The script contains one profanity, along with infrequent slurs and degrading comments.

Alcohol / Drug Use:Characters drink in homes and other social settings.

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