Parents' Guide to

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Riveting fifth movie finds Harry angry, brooding.

Movie PG-13 2007 120 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 44 parent reviews

age 10+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 9+


The movie is HORRIBLE!!!! Includes some violence. I am very disappointed the movie was worse than I expected the 4th, 6th, and 7th are better than this

This title has:

Too much violence
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (44):
Kids say (218):

With this gripping film, there's no longer a doubt that Harry Potter -- the character, as well as the film series -- has grown up. In the dark (even by Potter standards) and captivating adventure of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the teens face increasing peril, and the thrills intensify right up to the explosive ending. The gravity of the situation takes a front seat, with bureaucratic intrigue and boot-camp magic lessons overshadowing the brief romantic interest between Harry and Cho (Katie Leung). Sure, Harry finally enjoys his first kiss, but the infatuation doesn't last.

And forget about Quidditch, because director David Yates doesn't include any game sequences in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -- or much of the Hogwarts social scene outside of the clandestine magic lessons. Those who haven't read the novels might hope for a Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione hook-up, but apparently that's just not in the books ... yet, anyway.

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