Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone is the first film in the Harry Potter series based on the novels by J.K. Rowling. It is the tale of Harry Potter, an ordinary 11-year-old boy serving as a sort of slave for his aunt and uncle who learns that he is actually a wizard and has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Hagrid, the grounds keeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. He soon finds, however, that the wizarding world is far more dangerous for him than he would have imagined, and he quickly learns that not all wizards are ones to be trusted.
|nudity||Some brief sexual comments made or insinuated, but basically none.|
|violence||A ghost pulls it's own head off and shows guts. A giant troll attacks a girl in a bathroom. Bathroom stalls are smashed with a giant club. The girl hides under a sink and the troll tries to hit her, but misses her and hits a sink. A young boy, atop a large chess piece, is shown violently hitting the floor, knocking him unconscious, as another chess piece blasts the other one. A momentary flashback involves the killing of a mother and father and attempted murder of an infant child, including a break-in. A man is shown drinking blood. A man is shown strangling a young boy. The boy touches the man' hands which then proceed to steam, blister, then suddenly disintegrate, as he yells in pain. As the man rushes forward, the boy quickly reacts and places both of his hands onto the man' face, which begins to graphically splinter apart. The effect then disintegrates the man' entire body. The man yells and writhes in extreme agony as this happening. Quite violent and graphic for a PG rating. MOST and ONLY GRAPHIC part of the entire film|
|profanity||7 uses of bloody, 1 use of bugger, 1 use of damn, 1 use of ass, 1 use of bloody hell.|
|alcohol||one person is briefly shown smoking a pipe.|
|frightening||You can see a black hooded figure moving about in a forest. The figure is about to attack a boy but is stopped. The scene of Hagrid explaining to Harry about the night his parents were murdered has a brief flashback of the occurrence. The depiction of Harry's mother screaming in terror would probably frighten some viewers. A man takes his head piece off, an evil wizard's face comes to life on the back of his head. The evil wizard then screams at the man to kill the boy and the man leaps at him and attempts to strangle him. The evil wizard turns to dust after he attempts to strangle Harry. You see the wizards hands, head then entire body crumble then blow away. BBFC - (PG): mild scary scenes, violence, language.|