Set in the final years of the violent Mayan kingdom, our hero is a young man kidnapped for a destiny as a human sacrifice. He does not like that idea, and escapes, fleeing through the jungle with his captors in hot pursuit. Some people see parallels between Mayan society and current western (particularly the USA) society, in terms of our treatment of the environment, and attitudes to war and violence. Sensitive viewers should note that this film is extremely bloody and gruesome.
136 minutes , No persons under 16 (Violence) Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, On the art circuit
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Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Carlos Emilio Baez, Ramirez Amilcar, Israel Contreras
Mel Gibson Screenplay Mel Gibson, Farhad Safinia Music James Horner Cinematography Dean Semler Editing Kevin Stitt, John Wright Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Available
Made in 2006
Produced by Icon Entertainment International, Icon Productions, Touchstone Pictures
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FPB Report (SA)
Language Isolated to none
Nudity Contextual, occasional
Sex Implied, innuendo and contextual
Violence Gory, intense, frequent, contextual, but also nightmarish
Prejudice Mild and contextual
Drug abuse None
Comments The violence though contextual could potentially threaten children's sense of safety and security.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.
ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Yazeed Kamaldien 15
Die Burger William Pretorius 15
Cape Times Kenneth Turan 10
iAfrica.com Nils van der Linden 10
Mail & Guardian Shaun de Waal 8
The Citizen Cathryn Pearman-Owens 12
Sunday Times Barry Ronge 15 International Media
BBC (UK) Paul Arendt 15
Box Office (USA) Wade Major 10
eye Weekly (Canada) Adam Nayman 5
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 18
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 18
ScreenIt (USA) 14
IMDB 13015 Netizens 15
Average .. 64% 13
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