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HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE (2001)

HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE <span>(2001)</span> artwork

HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE (2001)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 146

Release dates 11/05/2002, 01/05/2002, 16/11/2001

BBFCInsight Contains mild scary scenes, violence and language

Genre(s) Fantasy, Drama, Children

Director(s) Chris Columbus

Cast includes Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, Ian Hart, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, John Cleese, Warwick Davis, John Hurt, Rik Mayall, Leslie Phillips (voice), Zoe Wanamaker

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 22/08/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE is a fantasy film which follows the adventures of a young boy and his two friends as they attend their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Threat

There are moments of mild threat, including a scene in which a boy falls into a python pit, a scene in which three friends defeat a troll and another in which a character is chased through a spooky forest. The scary scenes are resolved quickly and moments of tension are balanced by periods of relief or humour.

Violence

After a boy is threatened by an evil wizard, the young boy presses his hands on the wizard's head and it starts to burn, causing his body to disintegrate. There is also a fantastical chess match, where one of the main characters is attacked with a sword. However, no blows make contact and the character emerges uninjured.

Language

There are infrequent uses of mild bad language such as 'bugger' and 'bloody'.

It is suggested that a young boy doesn't have a particularly enjoyable home life, but none of these scenes are upsetting.

Details

Title
HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE
Also known as
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
Year
2001
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,Front Row TV Ltd,Warner Brothers,R.N.I.B.
Classified date(s)
05/12/2011
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF168243

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