'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I'
Rated: PG-13 for action and some language
Starring:Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter
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Common Sense Media rating: On for 12+
Moviefone Mama Says: The Chosen One (Radcliffe) is on a mission, and with Dumbledore dead, he needs his best friends Ron (Grint) and Hermione (Watson) to help him track down and destroy the missing horcruxes (those pesky bits of You Know Who's soul that are the key to defeating him). This is definitely the darkest of the Potter movies, full of intense and upsetting sequences and the highest body-count of the seven films. Because of some of the deaths and torture scenes, this is not for the precocious little kiddies who are reading the books at six, seven or eight. Beautifully shot and incredibly well-acted, this penultimate installment in the Potter saga is half nail-biting thriller, half lyrical relationship drama meets "road movie." The three young actors do their finest work depicting a mature emotional range -- from fear and frustration to jealousy and horror. It's a perfect pick for parents and their tween or teen book fans.