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KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (2017)

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (2017)
  • Genre: Fantasy, Action

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  • Run time: 126 minutes

  • Director(s): Guy Ritchie

  • Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Katie McGrath, Annabelle Wallis, Jude Law, Hermione Corfield, Eric Bana

  • BBFCinsight: infrequent strong language, moderate violence, threat

  • Note to parents: Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience.

  • Synopsis: KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD is a US fantasy action film in which a man leads a rebellion against a tyrannical sorcerer.

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KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD is a US fantasy action film in which a man leads a rebellion against a cruel sorcerer.

Language

There is infrequent strong language and some milder terms.

Violence

There are loud and moderately intense fantasy battle scenes featuring swordfighting and crunchy punches, kicks and headbutts. Other scenes show heavy blows during hand-to-hand combat. Characters are stabbed, an ear is severed, and it is implied that two throats are slit. In one scene a man strikes a woman's face. Later, another man attempts the same but is interrupted.

Threat

Characters are attacked by monstrous creatures including a giant snake. A villain threatens and then kills a character in front of the victim's young child.

We see a spray of blood and some brief wound detail when a character cuts a snake in half. Other issues include sex references and brief, infrequent female breast nudity.

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