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Not suitable under 6; parental guidance to 7 (violence, scary scenes)
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|Children under 6||Not suitable due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children aged 6–7||Parental guidance recommended due to violence and scary scenes.|
|Children over the age of 7||Ok for this age group.|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Amazing Maurice, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild fantasy themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Maurice (Voice of Hugh Laurie) is a street-smart cat, who together with his human pal, Keith (Himesh Patel), and their band of talking rats, manage to convince local townsfolk that their town has a rat problem. They are then paid to remove the rats, which Keith does by playing his pipe while the rats follow him out. That’s the story according to Malicia (Emilia Clarke) the Narrator, but when she decides to enter the story herself, things get more complicated.
The trio and the band of rats come across a town where all of the rats have disappeared and the food has all been stolen. It transpires that the rat king is luring all of the rats to himself to make his powers stronger and that he uses two henchmen to steal all of the food. Malicia, who is all for a good adventure, sets out to solve the mystery, dragging the reluctant Keith and the cowardly Maurice along with her. The three face many perils, as do the rats themselves, but in the end it is Maurice who saves the day.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Fantasy; Fairy Stories; Adventure; Animals in peril.
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some slapstick violence in this movie, done for laughs, including:
Other violence includes:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
The Amazing Maurice, based on the book by Terry Pratchett, is an animated fantasy/fairy story, and fast moving adventure. The story is quite complex and rather dark in places. The film is therefore not suitable for children under 6 and parental guidance is recommended for 6 – 7-year-olds.
The main messages from this movie are to make your own story and to find your own abilities.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
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