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The Three Musketeers Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 8+

Frothy '90s Disney remake offers light amusement.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the violent content is a factor for younger viewers -- good and bad guys die by the sword mostly, with one suicide by jumping. And while most of the sexual innuendo will go over kids' heads, the ogling, kissing, and overflowing corsets are all right there for them to see.

  • Families can talk about honor and duty. Of the four famed Musketeers, who was the most honorable? Was he your favorite? Why or why not? Even heroes make mistakes. What mistakes did D'Artagnan make?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Good guys and bad guys are clearly defined in the movie, however the good guys love some debauchery themselves, including womanizing. Bad behavior is punished with all the bad guys receiving Middle Ages justice by the sword.

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Lots of sword- and fist-fighting. People are shown being killed, but there is minimal blood. There are some scenes of torture and a man who begged for mercy is killed; we see the shadow of his stabbing. Cannon fire and a suicide is also shown when a woman, who is to be executed, jumps from a cliff into the water below. We don't see her hit the water.

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    Sexy stuff: The heroes have women falling all over them and most of the women are about to fall out of their costumes -- lots of heaving bosoms. An evil cardinal threatens and tries to seduce women. Lots of kissing, talk of love, and wooing. A woman takes a bath and appears nude from the waist up, we see her bare back. A man tries to grope a woman who pulls a knife on him, placing it at his private area.

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    Language: Name calling and mild swear words like "damn."

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking of wine and mead, typical for the time and type of story.

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