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MPAA Rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Mutilated corpses, close up shots of dead bodies. The murder and death of children. Holocaustic imagery. Mass graves, A body being consumed by flames. Some instances of injury gore, including maulings, open flesh wounds, burned flesh, mutilated and pierced flesh. Blood splatter and blood covered surfaces and skin. Imagery pertaining to riots, guns, knives, rebellions, etc. WMD-like destruction of certain towns. Death from explosion. Death from animal mauling. Extreme blood loss. Brief image of melting flesh. A dead, bloodied, flayed fetus like creature is shown. Mass murder, including a number of dead bodies covering a floor, blood on a mans feet. Murder of family members, including siblings. Apparent death of main character. Torture by burning and magic. Gray morality, main character tortures a man. Injury sustained by falling from heights being crushed by masonry, being shot by wands, burning to death. Blunt force trauma and head basing, being struck by an axe. Cannibalization including a mangled throat wound, blood on mouth and teeth. Brief shot of dead body with organs exposed. Imagery pertaining to mass assault, matricide, familial betrayal. Mass destruction. A good character murders a "bad" one; morally gray. The abuse of children. Imprisonment, beatings, and torture. Death by dragon fire, crushing, and stabbing by dagger. Body horror and other frightening imagery. Incineration. Shots of explosives. Copious amounts of blood. Throat-Slitting.


  • 1 use of "bitch", 3 uses of "bloody hell" , 2 uses of "hell." 3 uses of bloody 1 use of git 1 use of swine

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Smoking: None
  • Drugs: None
  • Consumption of magical alcoholic beverages including beer and liquor.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • This is by far the most intense Harry Potter film to date.
  • Horror imagery is often utilized with gruesome and frightening creatures including the zombie-like inferi, werewolves, giants, dementors, body horror, some truly horrific instances of bloody/graphic violence and murder.
  • The body count is also extremely high.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • There are a bunch of dueling with death eaters and the witches and wizards. You'll see people bloodied up, killed and injured. The part where there a lot of dead bodies of your favorite characters can be very emotional to viewers.
  • A main character dies in the final battle.
  • A baby-like creature is briefly seen withered and bloodied, curled up into a ball.
  • Snape's throat is slashed onscreen by Voldemort. He later dies from the injury.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are many deaths of main and known characters throughout, which can be upsetting and emotional to viewers.
  • In the Great Hall we can that Fred Weasley was killed in the battle, with his family devastated. Later we realize that Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks were also killed. The scene is very sad and emotional.
  • Snape's death can be very upsetting.
  • One scene in particular that is incredibly emotional and heartbreaking is when Harry looks into Snape's memories and realizes that he and Harry's mother were childhood friends and that he was in love with her. One the memories shows Snape finding Lily Potter's dead body and bursting into tears while holding her in his arms.
  • The part when Harry realizes that he must die in order for Voldemort to be destroyed is quite shocking. It is also very sad when Ron and Hermione learn about it.
  • Harry briefly dies when Voldemort casts a spell on him. However, it is revealed that he faked the death so that Voldemort can be destroyed.

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