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Archeology can only tell us so much about Pompeii, but Hollywood is free to invent any story it likes. In this movie, set in the ill-fated city around 79 A.D., a gladiator (Kit Harington) takes on the greatest opponent of his life -- the erupting Mount Vesuvius -- in order to save his true love (Emily Browning). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 21 Feb 2014
Video Release: 20 May 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Pompeii is rated PG-13: for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Cast: Emily Browning, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jessica Lucas
Studio: 2014 Sony Pictures
Website: Official site for Pompeii.

Detailed Review

What happens when you take a historical event, which ends with an entire population being killed by an exploding volcano, and make it into a 100-minute movie? Well,… 
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Why Is Pompeii Rated PG-13?

Violence: Characters are stabbed, shot, beaten, run over, pushed to the ground, tortured, lashed and… 
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How did the Romans treat those they conquered? What kind of reception does Corvus receive… 
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