Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

2015 PG 1h 24m DVD

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

2015 PG 1h 24m DVD
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This animated treasury of tales inspired by Kahlil Gibran's revered book combines the work of various artists to relate the story of dissident writer Mustafa and 8-year-old Almitra, whose paths cross the day Mustafa is released from confinement.
Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek Pinault, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina, Quvenzhané Wallis
Roger Allers, Gaetan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Joan C. Gratz
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English SDH, French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is an artistic animated film that adapts eight of the Lebanese poet's most famous pieces from The Prophet. Produced by and featuring the voice talents of Salma Hayek (who's of Lebanese descent), the movie's story about a political prisoner (voiced by Liam Neeson) is a framing device that's interwoven with vignettes interpreting the poems. Two of the segments include couples kissing fairly passionately and dancing a sultry tango. The complexity of the dialogue and the big themes might be a bit mature for some kids, but older tweens and teens still interested in animation may find it a thought-provoking exploration of life's big issues.

Sexual Content

Kissing between newlyweds at their wedding reception. Sensual tango dance between a couple (who also kiss).


A political prisoner is executed by firing squad; the execution isn't seen, but the shots are heard. Police officers pursue a young girl who's accused of stealing. Some moments of menace/tension.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The poems have inspiring messages about everything from birth, childhood, work, and marriage to love, good, evil, and death. Mustafa's situation emphasizes the importance of community, support, faith, and friendship.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking at a wedding reception.

  • 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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