Solomon Kane

2009 R 1h 44m Blu-ray / DVD

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Solomon Kane

2009 R 1h 44m Blu-ray / DVD
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A once-murderous sea captain -- Solomon Kane -- is holed up in a monastery in retreat from the devil, whom he fears is coming for his soul. Kane soon learns, however, that the path to redemption lies in defending those who are weak.
Format
Blu-ray DVD Streaming
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
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 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • James Purefoy
  • Pete Postlethwaite
  • Rachel Hurd-Wood
  • Alice Krige
  • Jason Flemyng
  • Mackenzie Crook
  • Patrick Hurd-Wood
  • Max von Sydow
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Solomon Kane is a dark fantasy adventure movie with lots of violent fighting and action. It's based on pulp stories written in the 1920s and 1930s by Robert E. Howard, who also created Conan the Barbarian. Nonstop fantasy violence includes fighting with swords, slicing, slashing, and spurting blood, as well as monsters, crucifixion, and kidnapped women. The main character also drinks to total drunkenness in a moment of despair. Language isn't very strong but contains uses of "Christ" and "God" (both reverential and non-reverential) and "hell" and "damn."

Sexual Content

Not really an issue, except that the young female lead is presented as beautiful and desirable; there seems to be some chemistry between her and the hero, though nothing ever happens between them.

Violence

Very strong comic book-style violence, with lots of sword fighting, stabbing, slicing, spurting blood, and severed limbs (and heads). Also some guns and shooting. Several of the bad guys are monsters, both humanoid and giant-sized, who sometimes attack suddenly and frighteningly. The main character is crucified, with nails pounded through his wrists. Scary flashbacks and dreams. Women are attacked, bullied, and kidnapped. A burned village is shown, with dead, charred victims; other characters are set on fire.

Language

"Damn" and "hell" are used. "God" and "Christ" are mentioned several times, but mostly in reverential terms.

Social Behavior

Solomon Kane has the message that, for its hero, it's impossible to live a life of peace and spirituality. He must embark upon a life of fighting and violence to protect good people. Apparently, there's no middle ground.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Thinking he has failed and that his mission is over, the distraught hero gets sloppy drunk in a tavern.

  • 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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