I give this movie a 6/10. I think it's alright, but the book is better. Although, if you don't read the book first, you'll probably think it's the best movie ever. To start off, there's only a couple curse words and some drinking. There's not any romance, but a bit of violence. First of all, there's a brief flashback of Lily and James Potter's (Harry's parents) death, and throughout the movie, kids and adults use magic, although not much to harm anyone, but the scene where the troll attacks Harry, Hermione, and Ron may be frightening to kids. It's also a little emotional since Harry's parents where killed by Lord Voldemort and he is raised by the Dursley's, Harry's only remaining relatives. The Dursley's are mean and cruel to Harry, although he is rescued by Rubeus Hagrid, a half-giant. Characters transform and untransform into animals such as cats. Professor Severus Snape may also be frightening, not because of the looks, but because of the evilness. Harry, Ron, Hermione find out that Snape is probably trying to get to the Sorcerer's Stone, a stone that gives people eternal life, that is guarded by Fluffy, a giant, three-headed dog Hagrid owns. I'd say the last confrontation is the most intense part. First of all, Ron is playing chess on a giant chess board (about as big as two bedrooms put together) and gets knocked out because a piece destroys the piece he is riding on. Hermione stays with Ron while Harry goes on alone, finding (*SPOILER ALERT!*) Professor Quirinus Quirrell waiting for him! Quirrell is the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Quirrell unwraps his headscarf and turns around to show Harry that he has two faces. One perfectly normal, the other a gray, ugly looking face. The second face is Lord Voldemort's, who has to live on another person's body. Voldemort yells at Quirrell to kill Harry. Quirrell flies forward and attempts to strangle Harry. Harry touches Quirrell's hands, which turn ash-like. He then touches Quirrell's face which also turns to ash, killing him. A large puff of smoke is created. A large puff that looks like Voldemort's face comes near Harry, which knocks him out. Harry wakes up hours later in the hospital wing, with the head of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore. Dumbledore explains everything that happened. So this is okay, but I recommend trying the book first.
P.S. There is also bullying, which may be upsetting.
Recommended rating: PG for creature violence, intense scenes, and mild language.