Warcraft (2016)

MPAA Rating:
123 mins
Ben Foster, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell
Duncan Jones
Jon Jashni, Charles Roven, Thomas Tull

Content at a Glance


a woman says she knows a man desires to lie with her.


big bas*ard-1; bloody-1; h-2; s.o.b.-1


non-stop violence throughout the film, including slashing swords and stabbings; knives used to kill; dead bodies, one of which is examined; blood on human who was killed; green blood from orcs; creature’s head is crushed; fight scenes with punching; large hammer used to inflict blows and kill; a lot of battle scenes; characters battle each other with magic bolts of lightning; a character’s arm is burned off; man’s face is slapped; blood on character’s hand.


the drinking of wine; wine in goblets.


bare midriffs; cleavage; woman’s thighs visible while she’s wearing a loin cloth; a woman’s pregnant stomach is visible; shirtless orcs.


magic and incantations; a skull is on the ground; characters fight for their souls, and some have their beings pulled out of their bodies using powerful magic; a deer is killed and his power is transferred into a newborn babe; tension between many characters; a woman is kidnapped; death and grief.


The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.

Movie Message

Watching “Warcraft” is like watching a video game come to life. However, along with the action and the ability to showcase amazing creatures, the film has a downside, in which some scenes look too much like the CGI images they are. For example, a few of the various characters ride strange creatures that sure look nothing like horses. Durotan (Toby Kebbell), is an orc chieftain with large hands and a pregnant mate, Draka (Anna Galvin). Of course, with a title like “Warcraft,” war is expected to be a big part of the movie, and it certainly is.

Despite some good moments, such as a son attempting to be a warrior who would make his father proud and the sacrifice of a powerful character, the constant violence of the battle scenes prevent us from awarding this movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

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