Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone -- Vividly imaginative tale follows the magical adventures of an 11-year-old orphan (Daniel Radcliffe) who discovers he is a wizard and escapes his miserable life with an awful aunt and uncle to attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. A fine adaptation of J.K. Rowling's children's book, director Chris Columbus' fantasy film about magic, villainy and friendship is filled with beguiling visual details as well as excellent casting choices, yet a few underdeveloped characters and its extravagant length are shortcomings. Older children should be able to handle it, although it is too long and intense for younger ones. Some menacing situations and scary images with an instance of crass language. A-II -- adults and adolescents. (PG) 2001 Full Review
These movies have been evaluated for artistic merit and moral suitability by the media reviewing division of Catholic News Service. The reviews include the CNS rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie.
The classifications are as follows:
A-I -- general patronage;
A-II -- adults and adolescents;
A-III -- adults;
L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. L replaces the previous classification, A-IV.
O -- morally offensive.
Note: Some movies previously were designated A-IV. Older films with this classification should be regarded as classified L.