Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Ron says "you're supposed to stroke it"


Harry's school book attacks him (the book is equipped with eyes and teeth and attacks very abruptly so it may cause a jump).

Draco gets kicked by a Hippogriff (a sort of mix between a falcon and a horse). His father makes a complaint and arranges to have the Hippogriff executed. We see the execution from on top of a hill and the actual killing is not visible. All we see is the executioner raise and then lower his axe from far away and we see birds fly when the axe lowers. However as shown later, the Hippogriff was rescued and all the executioner was really lowering his axe on was a pumpkin.

Hermione punches Draco in the face.

A black dog attacks Ron and drags him by the leg.

Harry disarms Snape, and in the process sends him flying across the room and crashing into a bed.

3 uses of bloody hell, 2 uses of bloody, 1 use of damn and 1 mild use of bitch


In the oppening sequence, Marge, Vernon and Petunia drink some brandy.

Marge also lets her pet bulldog drink brandy out of her glass.

Fudge and Rosmerta drink some alcoholic drinks from a bottle.

Lupin's transformation into a werewolf is particularly frightening. You see his backbone protrude and reshape as well as his feet and his face. He then goes on to attack Harry, Ron & Hermione but is intercepted by Sirius (as a dog). They erupt into a fight and Lupin nearly kills Sirius.

Recommended MPAA Rating:

PG-13 for some creature violence and frightening images

Rated PG for frightening moments, creature violence and mild language
Argentina:Atp / Australia:M (original rating) / Australia:PG (re-rating on appeal) / Brazil:Livre / Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Czech Republic:U / Finland:K-11 / Finland:K-12/9 (2012 reform re-rating) / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Greece:K / Hong Kong:IIA / Hungary:14 / Iceland:L / India:U / Ireland:PG / Israel:PG / Italy:T / Japan:U / Malaysia:U / Malaysia:PG-13 (re-rating) / Mexico:A / Netherlands:9 / New Zealand:PG / Norway:11 / Peru:PT / Philippines:G / Poland:12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:All / Spain:T / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) / Switzerland:10 (canton of Zurich) / Taiwan:GP / UK:PG / USA:PG (certificate #40749)

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