Priest parents guide


Overall D+

Vampires and men are engaged in a centuries old battle. Hiding among a throng of downtrodden humans is a Warrior Priest (Paul Bettany). When vampires kidnap his niece (Lily Collins), he comes out of obscurity, disobeying church authorities to rescue her before she is bitten.

Release date May 13, 2011

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

Why is Priest rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Priest PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language.

Run Time: 88 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is Priest rated PG-13? Priest is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language.

Violence: Frequent violence includes stabbings, beheadings, beatings and weapon use. Characters are shot, impaled and cut up. A man is hung on a wall with a knife through his shoulder. Men are hung on crosses. An animation sequence portrays killings, a severed head and other limbs, ample amounts of blood, warfare and bullets. A man threatens others with a knife. Dead bodies litter a room after an attack. Animals are slaughtered on screen. A man is hit in the head with an axe. Skulls and decomposing bodies are seen. A train explodes. Characters are involved in a motorcycle accident. Numerous characters suffer bloody injuries. A girl is kidnapped and threatened. A vampire attacks others.

Sexual Content: Brief comments are made about celibacy.

Language: The script contains a moderate number of profanities, a couple of scatological slang words, some terms of Deity and a strong sexual expletive used in a nonsexual context.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man pours a glass of wine for a girl.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Ontario 14A Frightening Scenes. Violence.
Quebec 13+ Horror, Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Priest"

Cast and Crew

Priest is directed by Scott Charles Stewart and stars Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Priest movie is August 16, 2011. Here are some details…

Priest releases to home video on August 16, 2011. Extra features include:

- Commentary with Director Scott Charles Stewart, Writer Cory Goodman, Paul Bettany and Maggie Q

-Deleted & Extended Scenes

-The Bloody Frontier: Creating the World of Priest

-Tools of the Trade: The Weapons and Vehicles

Exclusive to Blu-ray:

-Bullets and Crucifixes: Picture-in-Picture Experience


Blu-ray 3D Exclusive Bonus Material:

- Weapons and Vehicle Exploration in 3D

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