The Three Musketeers

Theatrical Release: November 12, 1993
DVD Release: August 24, 1999
The Three Musketeers


A Disney-ized retelling of Dumas’ classic swashbuckling story of three swordsmen plus one of the disbanded French king’s guard who seek to save their King from the scheming of the Cardinal Richelieu. Jokes and stunts are the expected fare in this light-hearted and jaunty adventure.

Dove Review

There is almost non-stop action in this film so the energy level is high. Some of the fighting is very well done. Tim Curry makes a good villain. These are some of the positive elements in the film. No doubt parents will want to closely observe our content ratings below as some parents won’t feel comfortable to take their children twelve and above. However, although the content rating does hit a level of two in five categories, it does not hit a three and it is a three which prevents us from approving a movie for family viewing. We do approve this film for ages twelve and above and award it our Dove Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Passionate kissing; a man attempts to grasp a woman's breast but she stops him; a few sexual innuendos.
Language: H-1; G/OMG-4
Violence: Man is whipped; multiple stabbings in film; rope is cut and logs crush man; a lot of dueling; punching; man hit in face with chucks; man falls to his death; woman jumps off cliff; several characters struck with fists; several characters are shot; explosions; character uses martial arts and beats up man; man is knifed; man is burned; man is thrown into spikes and they pierce his back and he dies; a bad guy is knocked into the river and he drowns; some blood but not a lot considering the aforementioned acts.
Drugs: A few drinking scenes and smoking.
Nudity: Several scenes with strong cleavage; man's bare chest and back; woman's bare back.
Other: A religious musketeer stabs a man to his death and says "Go with God." A religious man is plotting to assassinate the king and he is a womanizer; a character commits suicide; a one-eyed man is referred to as a cyclops; betrayal by a couple of characters.


Company: Buena Vista Home Video
Writer: Alexandre Dumas and David Loughery
Director: Stephen Herek
Producer: Roger Birnbaum
Genre: Action
Runtime: 105 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter