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Priest

Vampires and men are engaged in a centuries old battle. Hiding among a throng of downtrodden humans is a Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany). When vampires kidnap his niece (Lily Collins), he comes out of obscurity, disobeying church authorities to rescue her before she is bitten. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: A-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 88
Theater Release: 13 May 2011
Video Release: 16 Aug 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Priest Rated PG-13?


Violence: Frequent violence includes stabbings, beheadings, beatings and weapon use. Characters are shot, impaled and cut up. A man is hung on a wall with a knife through his shoulder. Men are hung on crosses. An animation sequence portrays killings, a severed head and other limbs, ample amounts of blood, warfare and bullets. A man threatens others with a knife. Dead bodies litter a room after an attack. Animals are slaughtered on screen. A man is hit in the head with an axe. Skulls and decomposing bodies are seen. A train explodes. Characters are involved in a motorcycle accident. Numerous characters suffer bloody injuries. A girl is kidnapped and threatened. A vampire attacks others.

Sexual Content: Brief comments are made about celibacy.

Language: The script contains a moderate number of profanities, a couple of scatological slang words, some terms of Deity and a strong sexual expletive used in a nonsexual context.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man pours a glass of wine for a girl.

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