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Overall B+

Have you ever wondered how the Wizard of Oz got that auspicious title? Find out in this tale of a Kansas magician (James Franco) who gets swept away by a tornado into a bewitched land where he must prove he can be great and powerful.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B
Profanity B+
Substance Use B-

Why is Oz The Great and Powerful rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: Oz The Great and Powerful is rated PG for for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

Violence: A man attempts to beat up another character. A character is swept away in a tornado, then later crashes and is washed over a waterfall. He is attacked and bitten by small creatures. One character spits in the face of another. Characters experience numerous moments of peril involving large fantasy creatures, monsters and witches. Characters discuss a man who was poisoned. A community is destroyed and invaders kill many people - only aftermath of event is shown. Soldiers with spears attack. A woman predicts a road will be “red with blood” after a battle. Characters are thrown against walls and down stairs. Fireballs and fireworks are used as weapons. A woman is captured and chained in front of a public gathering. A hot air balloon catches fire and crashes to the ground. A character is repeatedly shocked with an electrical-like current. A woman falls out of a window.

Sexual Content: A character lures a woman into his room and kisses her with the promise of a job. It is implied he has done this with others and he frequently attempts to woo many women (without a commitment). Couples kiss. Veiled sexual jokes are included.

Language: The script contains a couple of brief curse words and several uses of name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character drinks while on the job. A character eats a magical apple that turns her into a witch. Characters fall asleep after walking through a field of poppies with sleep inducing properties.

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