Cutthroat Island

1995 PG-13 1h 58m Blu-ray / DVD

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Cutthroat Island

1995 PG-13 1h 58m Blu-ray / DVD
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Ahh, the 1600s, when the men were daring...and so were the women. Geena Davis and Matthew Modine deliver nonstop action and adventure in this swashbuckling saga of ruthless pirates, buried treasure and bloodthirsty betrayal. A pirate's beautiful daughter (Davis) inherits command of her father's ship. She and her crew set sail to avenge his death and lay claim to the treasure of Cutthroat Island.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 2.35:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.39:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 7.1 HD
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
  • Geena Davis
  • Matthew Modine
  • Frank Langella
  • Maury Chaykin
  • Patrick Malahide
  • Stan Shaw
  • Rex Linn
  • Christopher Masterson
  • Harris Yulin
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Reviews

age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the heroine here behaves every bit the way a roguish male action-hero would (think of James Bond especially). That means she's not only strong and assertive, resourceful and unyielding in hand-to-hand combat against villains, but also sexually active, non-monogamous, and able to drink any man under the table. She also gets bloodied quite a bit in fights (but recovers pretty quickly). At one point she disguises herself as a cleavage-baring prostitute.

Sexual Content

Heroine gets dressed after sex in opening scene. She spends parts of the film dressed in tight-fitting and/or wet bodices, at one point masquerading as a prostitute. Much spoken sexual innuendo, crotch- and breast-groping, and references to body parts.

Violence

Lots of sword fights/stabbings, fiery explosions, gun, and cannon fire. The heroine gets shot in the hip, and bullet is extracted without anesthesia.

Language

Mostly "hells," and "whore" used to indicate a prostitute.

Social Behavior

While it's great to see a strong, assertive female in the sort of testosterone-fueled action-hero role, the idea gets lost amidst the pillaging, plundering, and thieving. The bad guys (in addition to a pirate who's a worse outlaw and thief) are generally law-enforcers. One of them enthusiastically joins the pirates. Despite the Jamaican scenery, white people make up most of the cast.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Much drinking, especially by the heroine, and even by her monkey, and she snaps out of it with no ill effect.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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