The Dovekeepers

2015 NR 1 season

The Dovekeepers

2015 NR 1 season
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In A.D. 70, the Romans drive a group of 900 Jews out of Jerusalem and then besiege them in a mountain citadel above the desert floor. Among the group are four disparate women tasked with caring for the fortress's flock of doves.
Sam Neill, Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan, Kathryn Prescott, Diego Boneta
Yves Simoneau
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2015) - 2 discs

Bringing to life the celebrated historical novel of the same name, this dramatic miniseries chronicles the role of a handful of courageous women who were among the doomed Jews at the legendary siege of Masada.
Widescreen 1.85:1
English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Dovekeepers, which is based on a novel of the same name, offers a dramatic interpretation of a period in ancient Jewish history, the siege of the Masada. The power of God, Jewish law, and persecution are major themes in this epic miniseries, which contains lots of violent, bloody battle and murder scenes using swords, daggers, and other weapons. There's a partial reenactment of a rape, and suicide, adultery, and bearing children out of wedlock are discussed.

Sexual Content

Adultery and illicit sexual encounters. Men and women partially undressed.


The Sicarii are committed to assassinating Romans. Bloody fistfights, knife and sword attacks visible. Rape and suicide are themes.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Judaism, God, and persecution are major themes.


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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