Picture from Troy
Overall C+

Concentrating on the battle between the Trojans and the Greeks written about in Homer's The Iliad, the film dramatizes the war that broke out when Helen, Queen of Sparta (Diane Kruger) leaves her husband King Menalaus (Brendan Gleeson) for the handsome Paris (Orlando Bloom), the Prince of Troy.

Violence D
Sexual Content D+
Profanity A
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: R for graphic violence and some sexuality/nudity.

Talk to your kids about…


While Troy takes heavy artistic license on what little is known about this period of history, it still poses some interesting questions about pride. How does pride affect our ability to make rational decisions? Can you think of a conflict that hasn’t been the result of someone’s pride being hurt?

How much responsibility for the catastrophic consequences should lie on the shoulders of Helen of Troy? Do you think she holds complete accountability for what resulted? If not, what was she responsible for causing?