The Order

2003 R 1h 45m DVD

The Order

2003 R 1h 45m DVD
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When an ex-priest is brutally murdered, his body inscribed with Aramaic religious symbols, detectives enlist the help of Father Alex Bernier (Heath Ledger), a rebel priest, to decipher the meaning of the symbols and solve the crime. The main suspect is the Sin Eater, an ancient figure who claims to have the power to absolve the sins of the unforgivable -- but only through death. Shannyn Sossamon and Mark Addy co-star.
Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Benno Fürmann, Mark Addy, Peter Weller, Francesco Carnelutti, Mattia Sbragia
Brian Helgeland
Widescreen 1.85:1
Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 HD
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+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie has a lot of peril and violence, some very graphic, including suicide and murder. There is brief strong language. There is a moderately explicit sexual situation with some nudity. Some audience members will be offended by the portrayal of the Catholic church and the behavior of the priests and a cardinal. Some may also be offended by the idea of the sin eaters, believing that sins should only be expiated through sincere atonement and not through some spiritual "get out of jail free" card.

Sexual Content

Nudity, sexual situation.


Gory violence, suicide, murder, character deaths. Intense peril.


Brief strong language.

Social Behavior

Catholic clergy portrayed as villains.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Smoking and some drinking.

  • 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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