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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

In this grandiose, live-action remake of a short film that appeared in the 1940 and 2000 versions of Fantasia, Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) is taken under the wing of sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicholas Cage) so he can learn the tricks of the trade and help defeat the power-hungry Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) and the wicked Morgana (Alice Krige). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 109
Theater Release: 14 Jul 2010
Video Release: 30 Nov 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Rated PG?

Violence: Scenes of swordplay and hand-to-hand combat are shown along with impaled corpses. A man is stabbed through the chest and dies. Characters are engulfed in fire, electrocuted, threatened, choked, chased by animals and nearly hit by a train. Cars drive dangerously through downtown. A boy runs away and finds himself alone in an old building. School children mock a peer. A man’s windshield is crushed. A character’s coat is impaled with flying needles. A man is hit in the buttocks with a mop. He also uses an axe to chop a magical broom. An incantation goes wrong and household objects go out of control. Other magical spells bring spirits back from the dead. Characters dissolve like dust. Other depictions of transfigurations, frightening images and peril are shown.

Sexual Content: Couples kiss. Infrequent references are made to crude bodily functions.

Language: The script includes brief profanities.

Drugs/Alcohol: None noted.

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