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Killers of the Flower Moon Parents Guide

Killers of the Flower Moon Parents Guide 2023 review, Age rating, objectionable content, positive messages, cast overview, and family suitability.

Movie NameKillers of the Flower Moon
DirectorMartin Scorsese
WritersEric Roth, Martin Scorsese, David Grann
Release DateOctober 20, 2023
GenresCrime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller, Western
DistributorsApple TV
CountryUnited State

Killers of the Flower Moon Movie Review

“Killers of the Flower Moon” is a 2023 American epic Western crime drama film that is directed and produced by Martin Scorsese. The film is based on the 2017 book of the same name by David Grann and centers on a series of Oklahoma murders in the Osage Nation during the 1920s, committed after oil was discovered on tribal land. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone, with Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, John Lithgow, and Brendan Fraser in supporting roles.

The Story:

Development on the film began in March 2016 when Imperative Entertainment won the film adaptation rights to the book. Scorsese and DiCaprio were attached to the film in 2017, with production initially expected to begin in early 2018.

Following several pushbacks and delays in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, production was scheduled to commence in February 2021 with Apple TV+ confirmed to finance and distribute the film alongside Paramount Pictures. Despite the difficult production, “Killers of the Flower Moon” premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2023, to widespread critical acclaim for its screenplay, score, cinematography, production design, and performances of DiCaprio, De Niro, and Gladstone.

 It is scheduled to be released in theaters in the United States on October 20, 2023, by Apple TV+ (under their Apple Original Films label) and Paramount Pictures.

Killers of the Flower Moon Parents Guide

Sex & Nudity

  • None 19 of 36 found this to have none
  • Other than a few kisses nothing to be concerned about.

Violence & Gore

  • Severe 21 of 29 found this severe
  • Severe.


  • Moderate 9 of 22 found this moderate
  • Moderate.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Mild 7 of 18 found this mild
  • Mild.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Severe

Why has ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ been given an R rating?

The MPA assigned an R rating to ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ due to its inclusion of violence, graphic imagery, and the use of strong language.”

Cast of the Killers of the Flower Moon

Leonardo DiCaprioErnest Burkhart, Mollie’s husband
Robert De NiroWilliam King Hale, Ernest’s uncle
Lily GladstoneMollie Burkhart, Ernest’s Native American wife
Jesse PlemonsTom White, a BOI agent investigating the murders
Tantoo CardinalLizzie Q, Mollie’s mother
John LithgowProsecutor Leaward
Brendan FraserW. S. Hamilton, Hale’s attorney
Cara Jade MyersAnna Brown, Mollie’s sister
JaNae CollinsReta, Mollie’s cousin
Jillian DionMinnie, Mollie’s sister
Jason IsbellBill Smith
William BelleauHenry Roan, Mollie’s brother-in-law
Louis CancelmiKelsie Morrison
Scott ShepherdBryan Burkhart
Everett WallerPaul Red Eagle
Talee RedcornNon-Hon-Zhin-Ga/Traditional Leader
Yancey Red CornChief Bonnicastle
Tatanka MeansJohn Wren
Tommy SchultzBlackie Thompson
Sturgill SimpsonHenry Grammer
Ty MitchellJohn Ramsey
Gary BasarabaWilliam J. Burns
Charlie MusselwhiteAlvin Reynolds
Pat HealyJohn Burger
Steve WittingDr. James Shoun
Steve RoutmanDr. David Shoun
Michael Abbott Jr.Frank Smith
Jack WhiteRadio Show Actor
Pete YornAcie Kirby
Larry SellersNon-Hon-Zhin-Ga
Barry CorbinUndertaker Turton
Steve EastinJudge Pollock
Elden HensonDuke Burkhart
Katherine WillisMyrtle Hale
Gene JonesPitts Beatty
Larry FessendenRadio Voice


The movie Killers of the Flower Moon was rated 15 by the British Board of Film Classification in August 2023. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone. It is a Western crime drama based on the non-fiction book of the same name by David Grann.

Pre-production for the film began in February 2021, with filming taking place in Osage County, Oklahoma. The Osage Nation prepared for the $200 million production, which was expected to bring tourism to the area. The film’s trailer was released in May 2023, showcasing the star-studded cast and epic scope of the project.

The film’s screenplay was written by Eric Roth, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work on Dune. The collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio has been highly praised, with Movieweb ranking their previous collaborations in anticipation of Killers of the Flower Moon.

The film has a runtime of three hours and 26 minutes, making it one of Scorsese’s longest films to date. It was originally set to be released in March 2022 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The release was later shifted to October 2023 and will be distributed worldwide by Apple.

The production of Killers of the Flower Moon was a highly anticipated event, with Imperative Entertainment winning the rights to the book in a $5 million bid in 2016. Scorsese, DiCaprio, and De Niro were all attached to the project, with De Niro joining the cast in 2019 after negotiations.

The film’s budget and salaries of its stars have been a topic of discussion, with Variety reporting on the salaries of Joaquin Phoenix and Tom Cruise in comparison to DiCaprio’s for Killers of the Flower Moon.

The film’s production faced some challenges, including script changes that led to Jesse Plemons taking over DiCaprio’s original role. However, the film’s release is highly anticipated and is expected to be a major event in the film industry.