Kingdom of Heaven – Filtered

Theatrical Release: May 6, 2005
DVD Release: October 11, 2005
Kingdom of Heaven – Filtered


Kingdom of Heaven is a fictionalized epic adventure about the 12th century Crusades. The story follows a troubled blacksmith named Balien (Orlando Bloom) who seeks forgiveness and redemption in the holy city of Jerusalem. After inheriting a noble title in the Holy Land, Balien finds himself thrust into the raging political and religious conflicts over the city of Jerusalem. The dying King Baldwin (Edward Norton) attempts to maintain a tenuous peace with the Muslim warlord, Saladin (Ghassan Massoud). Other nobles led by the apparent heir to the throne, Guy de Lusignan (Marton Csokas), believe that it is the Christian’s duty to rid the Holy Land of the Muslim infidels. Siding with the frail king, Balien must choose whether to do “a little evil” by plotting against Lusignan so as to become the next king himself or to serve Lusignan with a clear conscience and defend Jerusalem at war. Also starring Liam Neeson and Jeremy Irons.

Dove Review

“Kingdom of Heaven” took place during the 12th century crusades, where a blacksmith loses his family and almost his faith. Balian (The blacksmith) journeys to the Holy Land in hopes to find forgiveness from God, for himself and his wife.

Balian meets his father,Godfrey who when he dies passes his sword to his son, and he also passes on an oath: to protect the helpless, safeguard the peace, and work toward harmony between religions and cultures, so that a kingdom of heaven can flourish on earth. ~ Although this is a great film because of war violence it will not be approved.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: A lot of sword fighting and bow and arrow fighting throughout the film, fire bombs and explosions, men caught on fire, disturbing images and blood.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Religious faiths shown in positive light. Personal faith runs deep with most characters in the film.


Company: Fox
Director: Ridley Scott
Producer: Ridley Scott
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 145 min.
Starring: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis
Reviewer: Debbie Satala