Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Reviews

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
December 8, 2014
Where Newell really scores is in taking a leaf out of Peter Jackson's book and cranking up the fear factor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 8, 2014
For those like me who are outside but sympathetic to the faith, it looks like another handsomely made, good-natured and high-spirited family movie, which is dramatically stymied through being locked within school grounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Victoria Segal
New Statesman
December 8, 2014
For the first time, adults might actually enjoy a Harry Potter film as much as children.
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
December 8, 2014
Goblet is really just a glorified, 157-minute teaser trailer, an empty epic of proportions that truly stagger.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jay Stone
Canada.com
December 8, 2014
The adolescent subplot is treated sweetly by Newell. The awkward dances and dating faux pas at the school ball feel like additions from some other, less mythic series, and form a welcome respite from the intense magic-making of the rest of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Kleinschrodt
Times-Picayune
December 8, 2014
Much of the credit goes to Radcliffe and his co-stars, who have become better actors with each film. They have become increasingly adept at conveying great emotion as each film demands more of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)
December 8, 2014
I think this is the best Potter film yet, for one simple reason: it's not like a Harry Potter film.
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
December 8, 2014
In its last third, The Goblet of Fire builds to a climax of such overpowering dread that you might just forget the rest. Harry grows up in an instant, and the film does, too.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
December 8, 2014
The acting is stronger than ever in this fourth installment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis King
Tulsa World
December 8, 2014
By demonstrating to us how Harry and his friends are budding and changing and struggling, the film demonstrates the progressive richness of Rowling's storytelling skills and oddly haunting allure of her writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Daniel Saney
Digital Spy
December 8, 2014
All in all, Goblet of Fire is certainly the best Potter yet, with most of the cast doing their roles justice, some great direction and Steven Kloves' screenplay makes the core of Rowling's novel into a fast-paced but easily-comprehensible enjoyable movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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David Ansen
Newsweek
December 8, 2014
Kloves has streamlined J. K. Rowling's 700-plus-page opus into cinematic fighting form. And the special effects, which threatened to overwhelm the first two movies, are seamlessly integrated.
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
December 8, 2014
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is mostly satisfying, simply because such technical precision and meaningful special effects are rare in fantasy films today.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)
December 8, 2014
This fourth segment of now-adolescent Harry Potter's story, while arguably the best made, is also the most gruesome, and dark.
Nanciann Cherry
Toledo Blade
December 8, 2014
With its grand special effects, many small moments of charm, and continuing development of the characters, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire takes us into a world that, evil or not, makes us reluctant to leave.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Total Film
November 22, 2013
Newell vividly conjures up a world fraught with real danger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sloan Freer
Radio Times
November 22, 2013
As young wizard Harry Potter continues to mature, so too does this exciting fantasy franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
November 22, 2013
Goblet again serves up a delicious who's who of British acting, with hilarious contributions from newcomers Brendan Gleeson as instructor Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody and Miranda Richardson as nosy reporter Rita Skeeter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
November 22, 2013
Goblet of Fire is more effective in these smaller, more intimate moments than in the bloated bombast of its larger set pieces.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 15, 2013
Very boring, recycled from the previous installments, and immensely underwhelming.
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