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Determined to restore his father's honor and recoup a lost golden emblem belonging to his legion, a young soldier (Channing Tatum) and his slave (Jamie Bell) leave the safety of the Roman Empire and go into enemy territory.
Why Is The Eagle Rated PG-13?
The Eagle is rated PG-13 for battle sequences and some disturbing images.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Eagle...
Violence: This movie is pervaded with battle sequences featuring hand-to-hand conflict and weapons use (swords, axes, daggers, javelins), resulting in numerous deaths and injuries. A teen is stabbed (a bloody knife wound is shown) and a child’s throat slit (off screen). Depictions of the bodies of dead and wounded (some blood effects included), a decapitated head, men on fire, naked corpses of executed men (no-explicit nudity shown), a drowning, beatings, skeletons, dead animals, cruel treatment of slaves and cremation are shown. Torture, beheadings and a character crushed by a chariot are implied. Gladiator games announce a duel to the death. Discussion occurs about holding a man down while surgery is preformed with only alcohol for anesthetic (scars and bloody wound shown). Mention is made of the rape and murder of women, brutal and sacrificial killings, as well as a comical reference to cannibalism. Animals, killed for sport and food, are shown gutted, skinned and one is eaten raw.
Sexual Content: Men are shown topless, scantily dressed and in loincloths.
Language: Infrequent mild and moderate profanities are used.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Warriors engage in ceremonial drinking until they pass out. Alcohol is used as anesthetic for surgery. A man appears to be tipsy.
Other: A character prays to the gods. A man vomits before going into battle.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of The Eagle...
The Eagle releases to DVD and Blu-ray on June 21, 2011, with the following bonus materials:
- Theatrical version of the film
- Unrated version of the film
- Commentary with director Kevin MacDonald
- Deleted Scenes
- Alternate Ending