Shaolin

2011 R 2h 11m Blu-ray / DVD

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Shaolin

2011 R 2h 11m Blu-ray / DVD
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After ambushing and killing his rival -- losing everything in the process -- dispirited warlord Hou Jie turns to a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation. But his newfound redemption is soon put to the test in this kinetic kung fu saga.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
Chinese Mandarin: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Chinese Mandarin: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
Chinese Mandarin: DTS 5.1 HD, English: DTS 5.1 HD, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Chinese Mandarin: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating Pause for kids 16 & under
  • Andy Lau
  • Nicholas Tse
  • Bingbing Fan
  • Jackie Chan
  • Bing Bai
  • Yu Xing
  • Shaoqun Yu
  • Xin Xin Xiong
  • Jacky Wu
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this subtitled martial arts epic from Hong Kong and China is a particularly violent example of the genre. Not only are there (beautifully choreographed) martial arts fights, but there's also frequent shooting, stabbing, slicing, explosions -- and lots of blood. There's a serious, tragic tone to the violence, and children and animals are involved in some of it -- a little girl dies after a battle, soldiers fire warning shots at boys, and horses are injured. There are no other real issues except for the occasional iffy word in the subtitles, like "damn," "hell," and "bastard." Teen fans of martial arts movies will want to see this, especially given the presence of stars Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, and Jackie Chan, but the level of violence shouldn't be underestimated.

Sexual Content

Not applicable

Violence

Tons of violence, ranging from martial arts battles to slicing, stabbing, and shooting with copious amounts of blood. The overall tone is serious and tragic. Children are involved in some of the violent acts; one little girl dies, and some boys are shot at. There's fire, explosions, destruction, and lots of dead bodies. Horses are shown getting injured.

Language

The words "bastard," "damn," and "hell" pop up in the English subtitles.

Social Behavior

The movie's main theme has to do with shunning violence in favor of compassion, and it's presented clearly and powerfully. That said, the film uses an enormous amount of violence to make that point -- even the compassion is demonstrated during the heat of battle.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • 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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