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Old 09-21-00, 01:13 PM
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I was wondering about the rating. I know it is rated R, but is it due to the violence or is there a lot of fowl language?

In the Patriot (w/ Mel Gibson) I think the rating was due to the violence, but that is a given when the plot is about the American Revolution.

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MPAA: Rated R for intense, graphic combat, As the IMDb states.

I would say more violence/gore than language. Not for the kiddies
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"...fowl language..." ? ? ?

Aren't you confusing The Gladiator with Chicken Run ? . . .

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...oh, and I almost forgot... for a balanced view of the Gladiator flick, go to:
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quote:
Originally posted by LyndyLu:
In the Patriot (w/ Mel Gibson) I think the rating was due to the violence, but that is a given when the plot is about the American Revolution.

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um... and it's not a given w/a title of Gladiator? just kidding, yeah, the violence is up there w/the Braveheart battle scenes, great story line too.


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Gladiator? Haven't heard of it.
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"...fowl language..." ? ? ?

Aren't you confusing The Gladiator with Chicken Run ? . . .

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OK you got me! I guess my fingers are quicker than my brain!

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um... and it's not a given w/a title of Gladiator? just kidding, yeah, the violence is up there w/the Braveheart battle scenes, great story line too.




Of course it's a given there will be violence with a title like that, but I would let my child watch a "violent" program if:

1. It has a historical plot
2. It has little or no foul language

That's why I posted a question about the R rating.

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Old 09-21-00, 10:43 PM
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I think maximus cussed out the emperor before the last battle scene.. called him a stable drinking mo fo.
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HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA Jackskeleton!

This movie has some decent violence in it, so it is a must for all of you who like to see some poor bastard getting diced
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Old 09-22-00, 09:56 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by LyndyLu:
Of course it's a given there will be violence with a title like that, but I would let my child watch a "violent" program if:

1. It has a historical plot
2. It has little or no foul language

That's why I posted a question about the R rating.




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Old 09-23-00, 10:16 PM
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I would say it's pretty violent. Multiple limbs and heads are lost.
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Old 09-24-00, 12:35 AM
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Thanks for your responses. After reading reviews and such, I think I'm going to pass on buying it.

I'll watch it when it hits HBO
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DO NOT PASS ON GLADIATOR!!! NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO BUY THE MOVIE AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!!
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Old 09-24-00, 09:08 PM
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Originally posted by LyndyLu:
Of course it's a given there will be violence with a title like that, but I would let my child watch a "violent" program if:

1. It has a historical plot
2. It has little or no foul language

That's why I posted a question about the R rating.



I'm genuinely curious. Why does foul language offend you so much more than violence? TV censors seem to agree with your priorities - explosions, shootouts, killing, torture, etc. are all fine, as long as you don't say "the S word" - but I've never been able to understand this.

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Yeah, it was rated R for very poorly filmed violence. The fight scenes are very poorly shot and don't elicit any form of excitement (and with a title like GLADIATOR you expect excitement). Also, the story line was boring and predictable, not to mention OVERLONG. However Russell Crowe does give yet another excellent performance.

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Old 09-25-00, 06:48 PM
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I'm genuinely curious. Why does foul language offend you so much more than violence? TV censors seem to agree with your priorities - explosions, shootouts, killing, torture, etc. are all fine, as long as you don't say "the S word" - but I've never been able to understand this.

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I generally don't let my child watch R rated movies whether it is violent, has foul language, or nudity. However, if the movie has historical value, then I would consider letting him watch it.

When you use foul language or listen to it daily, then it becomes a habit that the children will pick up. My child knows that there is violence in this world (he also knows there are words you just don't say, because they aren't polite). I'm not going to shun him from it, just because the censors have deemed it so.

It is my decision as to what my child watches on TV or plays on the computer. It is not up to the media to decide.

My son is learning about the Ancient Greeks at the moment. Is he just to learn that there were great philosophers or that there were great battles that determined who owned what, etc...?

It is obvious to me after reading the reviews of this movie, that it is not something I would want my child to view. I don't feel that there is enough historical value to the movie.

I also believe that it is the parents responsibility to bring up their child to become a good-standing citizen. I don't think if a child turns out bad it is due to TV or video games.

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Old 09-27-00, 04:46 AM
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Of course a lot of people saw it!!it's mainstream so it plays at every multiplex until the DVD comes out!!At least that the case with my movies here!!
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Old 09-27-00, 07:16 PM
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I don't know how historically accurate Gladiator is, though it does take place in Ancient Rome.

Some people failed to mention (i didn't see it) the hint of incest in the movie. (The brother making advances at his sister).

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I don't know how historically accurate Gladiator is, though it does take place in Ancient Rome.


Oh yeah, that makes it accurate. All of the characters and events were fictitious, by the way. At least Spartacus has some factual basis (if exaggerated in the film.)

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Some people failed to mention (i didn't see it) the hint of incest in the movie. (The brother making advances at his sister).




Connie Nielson is one FINE lady. those who have watched Devil's Advocate knows what I am talkin about.

since they are technically not related i think joaquin phenix was probably making those advances without the help of the movie

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Old 09-28-00, 06:43 PM
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Oh yeah, that makes it accurate. All of the characters and events were fictitious, by the way. At least Spartacus has some factual basis (if exaggerated in the film.)

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I didn't say it was. My comment was questioning the original posters comment about it being historically accurate.

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Old 09-29-00, 06:35 AM
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Lyndylu, while Gladiator does have historical content and very very few swear words in it (only two of them that I remember, both s-words.....isn't it amazing how a film can still be great without all the language?), it is also extremely violent and not something you would watch for a history lesson (that side of it is interesting, but not exceedingly informative). You shouldn't let your young child watch it.

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p.s. Get your kid to watch it when s/he is older, though, it's a great movie!
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