The Great Wall parents guide

The Great Wall

A great war against a formidable foe needs a great defense.

Overall B

The Great Wall of China is the battleground for this movie that attempts to be as epic as the landmark it is named after. The film stars Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe, who get swept up in a war between the Chinese and a swarm of dinosaur-like monsters.

Release date February 17, 2017

Violence D+
Sexual Content A
Profanity B-
Substance Use A

Why is The Great Wall rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Great Wall PG-13 for sequences of fantasy action violence

Run Time: 104 minutes

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The Great Wall
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Great Wall rated PG-13? The Great Wall is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of fantasy action violence

Violence: Many scenes depict explicit monster violence with large dinosaur-like beasts being stabbed, sliced, gored and blown up; green blood is seen along with some body fragments. Human characters are also devoured, but with far less graphic detail. Human characters threaten one another with swords and other medieval-type implements. Characters are held captive, one is seen tied up in a cell. A human and monster come into conflict and we see the dismembered limb of the monster. Deaths are implied on a massive scale for both humans and monsters.

Sexual Content: None noted.

Profanity: Infrequent profanities are limited to mild and moderate curses, as well as terms of deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

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The Great Wall
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta PG Violence, Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Violence.
Ontario 14A Gory Scenes, Graphic Violence.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
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News About "The Great Wall"

Cast and Crew

The Great Wall is directed by Yimou Zhang and stars Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe .

Learn more about the Great Wall of China. (And no, the wall wasn't built to keep the lizard monsters out.)

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Great Wall movie is May 23, 2017. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Great Wall
Release Date: 23 May 2017
The Great Wall releases to home video (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) with the following special features:
- Digital Copy of The Great Wall (Subject to expiration. Go to for details.)
- Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to for details.)
- Deleted and extended scenes
- Matt Damon in China
- Working with Director Zhang Yimou
- The Great Wall Visual Effects
- Man vs. Monster
- Weapons of War
- Designing a Spectacular World

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Other movies set in China include: Mulan, The Karate Kid (2010) and Kung Fu Panda.