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Season of the Witch

In the hope of stopping the Black Plague from continuing to spread across his homeland, a returning Crusader (Nicolas Cage) and his companion (Ron Pearlman) accept a request from church officials to escort an accused witch (Clair Foy), suspected of causing the problem, to an isolated abbey. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 95
Theater Release: 07 Jan 2011
Video Release: 28 Jun 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Season of the Witch Rated PG-13?

Violence: Hand-to-hand combat is frequently and graphically portrayed with characters impaled, decapitated and slashed with swords and knives. Numerous battle injuries and dead corpses are also shown, including those of women and children. Three women are hanged and then drowned. A man is attacked and killed by an occult figure. Another man has his neck snapped. Barebacked men scourge themselves with whips. Soldiers shoot arrows at men. Many characters are shown with pustules and other open sores covering their face and bodies. Dead, rotting corpses are seen frequently. A man is locked in the stocks for swindling others. A woman attacks and chokes several characters. She is later hit over the head and knocked out. A man’s hand is stabbed and nailed to a plank. A dog chews on a dead body. Wolves attack men and kill one. A rope rips the skin from a man’s hands leaving them raw and bloody. A man is repeatedly stabbed in the back and blood oozes from his chest. A character is engulfed in flames.Humans fight with demonic figures.

Sexual Content: A naked woman is briefly shown without explicit detail. A man comments on a sexual encounter with a woman.

Language: The script contains infrequent profanities, scatological slang and some terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Men are briefly shown drinking in a bar. Men later take a drink from a flask.

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