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The Spiderwick Chronicles

When the Grace family is bequeathed the estate of their Great-Uncle Spiderwick, they inherit a lot more than just a ramshackle house in the country. Amongst the bric-a-brac young Jared (Freddie Highmore) finds a sealed book that reveals a world of mysterious, magical creatures --not all of whom are friendly. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release: 13 Feb 2008
Video Release: 23 Jun 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
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MPAA Rating (United States)

The Spiderwick Chronicles is rated PG for scary creature action and violence, peril and some thematic elements.


Canadian Movie Ratings


CMPDA (Canadian Home Video)

Rated PG

Maritime Provinces Movie Ratings

Rated PG --

Quebec Movie Ratings

Rated G -- Not recommended for young children.

Ontario Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended for Young Children

Manitoba Movie Ratings

Rated G -- Frightening Scenes.-----

Saskatchewan Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Violence, May Frighten Young Children.

Alberta Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Frightening Scenes.

British Columbia Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Violence, May Frighten Young Children.

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