King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

The power of the sword.

Overall C-

The classic tale of King Arthur is adapted to the big screen again -- this time Charlie Hunnam plays the man destined to be ruler.

Release date May 12, 2017

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

Why is King Arthur: Legend of the Sword rated PG-13? The MPAA rated King Arthur: Legend of the Sword PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some suggestive content and brief strong language.

Run Time: 127 minutes

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Rating & Content Info

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Why is King Arthur: Legend of the Sword rated PG-13? King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of violence and action, some suggestive content and brief strong language.

Violence:
This movie features violent portrayals throughout, many with blood effects. Characters engage in epic battles where people are shot with arrows, impaled by spears, stabbed with knives, sliced and hacked with swords, pummeled in hand-to-hand combat and crushed by large animals. Explosions occur and characters are caught on fire. The powers of good and evil magic contend and many spells, scary creatures and frightening transformations are shown. Flashbacks of a sword fight and a child witnessing the death of his parents are repeatedly seen. A character has his ear cut off, and others (usually women) have their throats cut. A character is bound and prepared for execution by decapitation. Torture is implied. Kidnapping, extortion, thievery, betrayal and death threats occur (some of the victims and perpetrators are young children). A quest involves facing giant beasts and creatures (bats, rats, snakes etc.), resulting in bloody injuries. A prostitute is shown with bruises and injuries after being mistreated by a group of men. Witch hunting is mentioned. Characters use enchantments and magic. Humans are branded with a hot iron tool. Corpses (some hanging from trees) and skeletons are seen. Dead bodies are burned. Soldiers attack rioting citizens.

Sexual Content:
Prostitutes and a brothel are depicted, and sexual activity is implied. Female magical creatures are seen naked, with private body parts somewhat obscured.

Profanity:
A strong sexual expletive is used once, and terms of deity along with other mild and moderate profanities are infrequently heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
Magical potions are used.

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta PG Violence, Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba 14A Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario 14A Language May Offend, Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
Quebec G
Martimes 14A
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Cast and Crew

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Annabelle Wallis, Charlie Hunnam, Aidan Gillen.

This 2017 version of King Arthur was previously titled King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.

Learn more about the legend of King Arthur.

Home Video

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King Arthur’s story has also been told in the movies King Arthur, Camelot, and First Knight.

This version of the King Arthur legend features similar creative elements to those seen in Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia.

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