Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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The film contains a darker tone than most of the previous instalments, punctuated by brief instances of violence.

The film begins with a Death Eater attack on London; although a bridge is destroyed, there is no loss of life as everyone is clearly seen to escape the bridge before it collapses. Throughout, the Death Eaters are seen to have a taste for destruction, smashing windows and walls and burning buildings; however, nobody is physically harmed by these actions.

There are a few drops of dragon's blood shown falling from a patch on the ceiling.

A nose is broken, with some blood shown.

Occasional, brief duels with wands and magic spells, one of which results in a bully's chest being slashed. There is considerable blood, however, the wound is hidden by his shirt.

A hand is cut with a knife, but no blood is shown.

Poisoned wine causes its victim to have seizure. However, he is immediately saved by the ingenuity of the hero.

Masses of emaciated ghouls try to drown two characters in a lake. They are unsuccessful, as magic fire is conjured to frighten them off.

A magic spell kills a character, but leaves no injury.

Two men are shown intoxicated and with empty bottles and glasses in front of them.


Several intense scenes throughout, involving attacks by evil wizards and scary looking ghouls. Most scenes are brief however and do not result any injury caused is almost always instantly magically healed, such as scenes involving poisoned or cursed characters.

A man drinks a potion which causes him to be in a state of extreme despair. However, once he has finished drinking it, he calms down.

Dead bodies, reanimated by an evil wizard corner a teenage boy and pull him underwater, nearly drowning him. He is saved.

Dumbledore's death is very sad.

Total: 24/50

This should actually be a PG-13

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG-13 for Frightening Sequences Including Some Violence

Rated PG for scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality

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