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Dave White Profile

This one has battle-blimps. Read full review


Grae Drake Profile

A remake for the Facebook generation. Read full review

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  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    This latest version is le pits.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    3D swashbuckler wields a disappointingly blunt sword.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 11+

Swashbuckler for tweens has tons of action but no heart.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel is packed with over-the-top action sequences of sword and musket battles, but there's no blood and most characters (save a few) escape fatal injury. The language is limited to "s--t," "damn," "bleeding," and "t-t" (those last two being British slang), and the sexuality includes corset-popping dresses, a few kisses, and some overt flirting. Although this is a classic tale, it's worth remembering that the Three Musketeers are courageous but flawed characters and that the moral of love above duty and country is a somewhat mixed message.

  • Families can talk about the movie's violence and how it's portrayed. Is it casual and humorous or necessary and serious?
  • How does this adaptation differ from previous adaptations of The Three Musketeers?
  • Do you agree with Athos' advice to D'Artagnan to forget about king and country and save the woman he loves?

The good stuff
  • message true2

    Messages: The "all for one/one for all" message is a good lesson in unity and teamwork, and the Musketeers all look for a cause to take up as their fight.

  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: Athos encourages D'Artagnan to fight for love, but otherwise the Three Musketeers are brave but morally ambiguous figures. At one point Athos says he only believes in the coin and the sword. Aramis is a man of faith, and Porthos is a brawler who likes to drink and womanize.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Lots of sword and musket fights leave a few characters dead, but there's no blood. One character looks like she's falling to her death; a villain is felled by a sword wound after a long duel; two flying ships battle with cannons and then switch to hand-to-hand combat between crew members.

  • sex false2

    Sex: A few kisses and some heavy flirting, as well as some cleavage-popping period dresses.

  • language false3

    Language: Relatively infrequent language includes "s--t," "damn," "hell," "ass," "bleeding," "t-t," and "oh God" (as an exclamation).

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: The Musketeers drink often in their leisure time; Porthos, in particular, is a big drinker.