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Crude Language: Few (2) times mild (hell 1, damn 1
Obscene Language: None, although British slang is used (the term bitch is used one time to describe a female dog, but American children may only recognize the derogatory meaning; bloody is used 3 times and can be interpreted in British slang as the f-word; rubbish was used 3 times and could be interpreted in British slang as the s-word. Americans do not know these words as crude or obscene, but they may offend those with a British education.)
Violence: Many times mild (boy intentionally uses magic against an adult relative causing her to bloat like a balloon and fly into the sky, boy threatens to use magic against an adult family member if he doesnt leave him alone, shoving and struggling between children, children are hit in the head with stones, riders are knocked off their broomsticks and fall to the ground during a chase scene); moderate (an executioners ax is used without blood shown, a horse-bird called a hypocrite is aggressive and claws a boys arm, a tree grabs and thrashes people aggressively, a book on monsters is itself a monster and is quite aggressive leaving shredded paper all about and would bite people, children are made to face those things that they greatly fear including a giant cobra and giant black-widow spider); strong (a scary ghostlike creature called a Dementor seems to draw the spirit out of its prey, a werewolf seeks to kill characters in this film, wizards wands shoot power bolts and are used to harm others, dead rodents are used to feed the hypocrite creature)
Nudity: Once mild (a boy magically has his pants drop down leaving him standing in his boxer shorts)
Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Once mild (discussion about a female dogs ability to reproduce)
Drugs: Once mild (drinking of brandy at a family dinner)
Other: Ghosts, witches, magical effects and strange creatures are used creatively in this fantasy action film, and they can inspire imagination in much the same way as fairy tales and fables; these same elements also have a dark side and produce fear in the midst of violence, evil and death; grotesque creatures (Dementors, a werewolf and shape shifters) are scary as are shrunken heads that talk; the practice of incantations, divination, spirit inhabitation and spirit stealing are portrayed in this film
Running Time: 138 minutes
Intended Audience: 10-year-old children to adults
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