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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix | 2007 | PG-13 | - 2.6.1

The fifth in the series finds Harry, Ron and Hermione fighting to save Hogwarts from certain destruction under the direction of a Ministry of Magic toady who refuses to teach anything useful. Also, after Harry's last encounter with Lord Voldemort he becomes frustrated, trying to convince those people in charge that there is a serious threat and that they all must prepare. With Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes and Gary Oldman. Directed by David Yates. [2:18]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A teenage boy and a teenage girl exchange a lingering kiss, and another teenage boy and a teenage girl kiss. A teenage girl hugs a teenage boy.
 A teenage girl talks about another teenage girl not being able to keep her eyes off a teenage boy. A man yells at teenage boys and makes a comment about their "whipping their wands out." A teenage girl's name is "Nymphadora."
 We see a man's bare, tattooed chest. A male giant wears a vest that reveals his bare chest and abdomen.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Centaurs with bows and arrows take aim at a woman, she throws a rope around the neck of one centaur, others shoot her, she runs, a giant picks her up, the centaurs shoot at the giant, the giant drops the woman, and the centaurs pick her up and drag her away through a dark forest while she screams.
 A teenage boy has a nightmare where he sees a man being tortured brutally (we see him being thrown around and jolted and he has a bloody face).
 A teenage boy is punished by being made to write words of apology on a piece of paper and as he writes, the same letters are engraved in the back of his hand (we see the letters appearing with blood and the boy winces). Several teenagers are punished and made to write apologies on a piece of paper and the letters they write are shown being carved into the backs of their hands (we see blood and hear whimpering).
 Two wizards fight: one blows a large fireball shaped like a snake toward the other, the other fires back with water, and one of them is blown to dust. Wizards fight back and forth with flashes and zapping, and one is zapped and fades away into a cloud (it is implied that he is dead).
 A teenage girl is struck hard in the face and we see blood on her mouth. A woman slaps a teenage boy in the face. A man punches another man in the face.
 A teenage boy thrashes violently while sleeping and dreaming of a large slithering snake, and he sees a man being zapped repeatedly (the man falls to the ground and is shown with large bloody wounds on his face). A teenage boy remembers when a friend was murdered by a dark wizard and grieves deeply. A teenage boy thrashes when a wizard invades his mind and he tries to resist him. A teenage boy has several frightening nightmares about being sought by a dark wizard.
 Two teenage boys are trapped by "Dementors" (skeletal specters) that pin them against a wall and to the ground respectively and suck out a vapor from them. Several teenagers are swarmed by a dark cloud and then held by a dark wizard (one has blood on his face).
 A giant picks a girl up in his hand, the girl screams and yells at him, and he puts her down unharmed. A teenage boy lunges at another teenage boy and presses a wand under his chin; a large storm cloud swirls overhead and the boys run for cover. A teenage boy zaps Dementors with his wand while chanting a phrase that causes them to swirl into the air and away from him.
 A teenage boy punches his wardrobe and startles an owl that's in a cage nearby. A witch uses her wand to blow a hole in a stone wall behind which there is a roomful of teenagers (no one is injured). A wizard disappears in a flash of flames. Two teenage boys fly on brooms through a room and set off fireworks; they also create a large flame that takes the shape of a dragon that snaps its large jaw toward a woman, who runs in fear.
 Several teenagers fall through a chute and nearly crash to the floor on the other side but are stopped before doing so. A man and a teenage boy are lowered underground in a telephone booth.
 A teenage boy teases another boy; he uses his wand to lift the boy into the air and threatens to take off his pants in front of a crowd that chants for him to do it (we do not see whether he does or not). Teenage boys tease another teenage boy about his dead mother. A wizard uses his wand to throw another person the air (he falls to the ground but appears OK), and another wizard is held in the air and then falls to the ground. A teenage boy and a teenage girl are zapped by a witch's wand when they are found kissing in a hallway (the zap separates them but they do not appear injured).
 A teenage boy imagines seeing someone that he fears deeply standing in a train station watching him. A teenage boy walks through dark hallways of a building and finds a small creature mumbling about its mistress.
 A severed ear (there's no blood) dangling from a string is lowered near a room where people are talking, a cat plays with the ear, catches it and eats it. A man has cuts and bruises on his face and holds a raw steak on his eye. A snake tattoo on a woman's arm begins to move.
 Many shelves filled with glass balls crumble and crash to the floor while teenagers run out of the room trying to avoid being crushed (no one is harmed). A woman with a wand zaps a paper bird; it bursts into flames and falls in ashes to the ground.
 A teenage boy yells at his teacher and she yells back at him. A teenage boy yells at another teenage boy and a teenage boy yells at a teenage boy and a teenage girl in a couple of scenes.
 A teenage girl talks about the death of her mother at the hands of a witch who tortured her. A teenage boy talks about his parents having been tortured and killed. A woman talks about performing a curse that has been declared illegal. We read about the mass breakout of criminals from a prison. People talk about a serious threat and plan on re-building an army to fight their enemy. A teenage boy walks through a thick forest and sees horse-like creatures that have wings and he's told that only people who have seen death can see them. A teacher says, "I hate children." People talk about someone being able to invade the minds of others and thus control them. People talk about "death eaters," and people talk about "disappearances" -- presumably suggesting that people are disappearing. A teenage girl talks about someone stealing from her in a couple of scenes.
 Several teenagers are surrounded by people with gilded masks. Several people fly fast through the sky on broomsticks, they speed close to bodies of water and one nearly crashes into a ship. Several teenage boys and girls fly on the backs of horse-like creatures that have wings. A man strikes a teenage boy on the head with a book (not hard).
 An owl flies into a living room, drops an envelope and then falls to the floor (we see it fly away later and presumably it was just tired from the journey).
 A man has large boils all over his face, and one on his nose bursts and oozes. Two young men give candy to other students that they say will make them "ill enough to miss class" and we see the effects of a couple of them: One boy's throat swells, one appears to have a fever, and one develops large boils on his face. A teenage boy eats rudely.
 A teenage boy is shown to be on trial for misusing magic powers in front of humans. A woman is terribly upset when she is fired from her post and ordered to leave the grounds.


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LANGUAGE 1 - 1 sexual reference (snogging), 1 mild obscenity, name-calling (stupid, lazy, filthy half breed, arrogant, weak, tosspot, loopy, bloody idiot), 2 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - We see glasses of beer on a table where people are dining (we do not see anyone drink).


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Friendship, guilt, grief, death of parents, death of a friend, murder, conspiracy, sedition, adolescence, torture, progress for the sake of progress, luck, racism, good vs. evil, paranoia, disloyalty, punishment, doing as you are told, fear, revenge, theoretical learning, truth, secrets, risk, secret societies.

MESSAGE - Fear makes people do horrible things. Bad things don't go away by not acknowledging them.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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